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4th April 1940

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Events On This Day

Formation of British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers penetrated German defences in Jade estuary and successfully reconnoitred, the naval base at Wilhelmshaven, where a Kriegsmarine warship was bombed. All British aircraft returned safely.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) flying boat encountered six Junkers Ju 87's bombers over the North sea, shot one down in flames and so damaged another that it was forced down in Norway.

It was reported that German bombers attacked fishing trawlers in the North sea on 3 April 1940, damaging the Gorspen. Two others Corennie and Delila, replied with fire from Lewis guns and rifles.

It was announced by the Chancellor of the exchequer, that the government has formed a great British trading Corporation, backed by the Treasury to develop trade with the Balkans.

French minister of marine stated that total number of German submarines destroyed by the French navy up to date was 23.

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The Second Great War.
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2194 Days Of War.
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