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9th September 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that in the Mediterranean, the submarine HMS Osiris had sunk one Italian supply ship, and the submarine HMS Rorqual had also sunk.

Aircraft of Fleet Air Arm reported to have attacked Kriegsmarine supply ship in Haugesund, tanker south of Bergen, and a German military hutment camp in Bergen arear.

The submarine HMS Phoenix was considerably overdue and presumed lost.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) raided Berlin and blew up Neukoln gas works. Bombs dropped on naval dock yard at Hamburg, shipyards and docks at Bremen, Kiel, Wilhelmshaven and Wismar, goods yards at Krefeld and; Brussels, and several aerodromes. Fresh and sustained attacks made on shipping and concentrations of invasion barges at Ostend, Calais, Boulogne, and Flushing, and on gun emplacements at Cap Gris Nez.

Fifty civilians killed when Italian planes bombed Tel Aviv for first time.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers successfully attacked number of aerodromes in Libya.

Day and night raids made on London.

During evening bombs dropped in South London town in Kent attacked, houses wrecked and people killed. Dog fight took place over Houses of Parliament when Luftwaffe aircraft were chased up river from London Bridge.

During night bombs were dropped at random, Some fell in City, causing fires in immediate vicinity of St. Paulís Cathedral and Guildhall. Others hit large maternity hospital, childrens hospital, Poor Law institution for the aged, nurses, homes attached to a hospital, hall of a City Livery Company, workmens dwellings in East End, and many other residential districts West and North London.

Fifty-two Luftwaffe raiders brought down. Thirteen British Royal Air Force (RAF) fighters missing, but six pilots safe.

Dover area shelled from France during evening, German gunfire was returned.

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The Second Great War.
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2194 Days Of War.
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