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7th September 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made determined, attacks on German shipping in Channel. ports. Other bomber squadrons attacked Krupps works and other targets in the Ruhr.

Further attacks made on war materials stored in Black Forest. Aerodromes bombed include those at Colmar, Gilze-Rijen, Wesel, Krefjeld, Brussels, Qnerquevllle, Soesterburg and Eindhoven.

Italian aircraft raided Port Sudan, causing little damage.

Severe and widespread damage caused in heaviest Luftwaffe air attacks yet made on London. They began in the afternoon and continued until dawn.

Luftwaffe raiders came in two waves and spread out, some making for acrodromes in Surrey, Kent and Essex, others for docks, others for London. Fiercest fighting raged from East London down to Thames estuary Fires started and damage done to lighting and other public services. Two schools badly damaged. Casualties 306 killed, 1,397 seriously injured. Luftwaffe lost 103 machines. Britain lost twenty-two but pilots of nine safe.

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The Second Great War.
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2194 Days Of War.
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