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10th June 1941

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The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made daylight attacks on shipping off enemy coasts. By night strong force of Bomber Command attacked docks at Brest. Docks at St. Nazaire and aerodromes at Mandal and Stavanger also bombed.

In Africa, The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed the harbour at Benghazi, the aerodrome at Benina and landing grounds at Derna, Gambut and Gazala. Fighter aircraft attacked enemy transport between Barce and Derna, destroying about 30 large tankers. Benghazi harbour and enemy aerodromes in Libya were also attacked during the night of 10-11 June 1941.

Near East, Penetration of Allied forces into Syria proceeding satisfactorily. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made heavy raids on aerodromes in Rhodes and at Aleppo.

Luftwaffe activity by night was on a small scale, but in South Wales some damage and casualties were caused. One Luftwaffe bomber was destroyed.

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2194 Days Of War.
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