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31st August 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the armed merchant cruiser HMS Dunwegan Cuastle had been sunk by U-boat.

During the night the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed fighting installations, aero engine factory and aerodrorne at Berlin oil plants at Cologne, and Magdeburg goods yards at Hamm, Soest, Osnabrugk and Hanover shipping at Emden various industrial targets and aerodromes.

Fleet Air Arm and Coastal Command. attacked oiltanks at Rotterdam.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) successfully bombed ltalian air bases in Libya. Raid also made on Agordat, Eritrea.

Luftwaffe attacks against aerodromes in Southeast area renewed. Raids raise made on aerodromes in Thames estuary and on one in East Anglia.

Fierce battle fought over London area during afternoon and evening.

Waves of bombers appeared over Northeast town during the night, and over North West coastal district. Considerable damage done and a number of casualties.

Eighty-eight Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed. Thirty-nine British machines lost, but pilots of 25 safe.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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