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6th October 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) carried out daylight bombing raids on ports of Ostend, Calais and Boulogne, shipping and barge concentrations at Dutch bases, and Diepholz aerodrome.

Hudson aircraft of Coastal Command attacked two armed merchant vessels off Dutch coast. One Hudson was hit by ships barrage, but pressed attack home, afterwards plunging in flames into the sea.

Luftwaffe aircraft flying singly attacked nearly 20 places in the Home Counties. One raider dropped bombs on a Midland town, and another in Central London. Houses were demolished at Folkestone and a Northants town. The Luftwaffe lost two aircraft, Britain none.

Night was quietest since attacks began on 7 September 1940. Few bombs fell near London.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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