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5th October 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Air Ministry revealed that recently U-boat was destroyed by bombs dropped from Sunderland flying-boat. In the Airwln spite of severe weather conditions.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) carried out bombing raids on oil plant at Gelsenkirchen, Krupps works at Essen and other targets.

The British Coastal Command aircraft attacked shipping and warehouses in Brest harbour and barge and motor transport concentrations at Gravelines.

The war against Italy. By the British Royal Air Force (RAF) raided Italian port and depot at Benghazi and fired warehouses and shipping. And raids were also made on Tobruk and Bardia.

Air battle over Malta. One Luftwaffe fighter brought down and another disabled.

Air battles took place over Kent and Sussex coasts. Hastings twice attacked, many houses being demolished.

Luftwaffe night attacks were directed mainly against London and adjacent areas. Many fires caused but were quickly under control. Bombs were also dropped at number of places in eastern counties and in southeast England. The Luftwaffe lost 23 aircraft. And the British lost nine fighters missing, but pilots of seven safe.

Sir Charles Portal became head of The British Royal Air Force (RAF).

Sir Cyril Newall, appointed Governor General of New Zealand.

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