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9th December 1940

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Events On This Day

It was reported that a Dutch submarine had been lost in war operations.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bombed aircraft factory at Bremen, naval base at Lorient and docks at Boulogne.

The British advanced forces in Western Desert made contact at dawn with Italian forces on a broad front south of Sidi Barrani. More than 1,000 prisoners were taken. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) cooperated with Army and harassed enemy troops in Western Desert and raided Italian aerodromes.

Twenty-two enemy aircraft reported shot down. During night of 8-9 December 1940 naval units bombarded Maktila Camp and Sidi-Barrani in support of operations. In Italian East Africa a Southern Rhodesia Air Force (SRAF) squadron bombed defended positions Northeast of Kassala and other aircraft raided troops and motor concentrations at Khor Aftit, on Chown Gondar road.

No Luftwaffe raids either by day or night.

Luftwaffe bomber shot down in North Sea by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) fighters.

The Greek War, Greeks advancing towards Himara, threatening flank of Italian forces withdrawing north from Santi Quaranta. Number of important mountain positions occupied. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Carried out offensive reconnaissances near Valona.

The British War office announced the appointment of General G. Le Q. Martel to newly created Command of Royal Armoured Corps.

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