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11th September 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced loss of HMS auxiliary Tonbridge. Luftwaffe bombers made night attack on convoy in North Sea. One He 111 shot down. One small freighter damaged but safe. Fighter Command made offensive sweeps over Northern France and Low Countries. Night attacks on Kiel and Rostock. Docks at Le Havre and Bonlogne also bombed. Coastal Command bombed docks at Haugcsund, aerodrome near Stavanger, and enemy shipping.

Russian Front, In Karelian sector Russian forces reported to have recaptured important strategic positions. Renewed fighting near Murinansk. In central sector Russian counter offensives continued.

In Africa, During night of 10-11 September 1941 the British Royal Air Force (RAF) raided Benghazi, Martuba, Garnbut and Derna. Benghazi heavily bombed on 11-12 September 1941.

In the Mediterranean, The British Royal Air Force (RAF) sank one of two escorted merchantmen in Ionian Sea.

The united states of America, President Roosevelt broadcast warning to Axis ships against entering American waters. United States cargo steamer Montana was torpedoed and sunk in Icelandic waters by U-105.

R82 R-boat
Launched 11 September 1941

R174 R-boat
Launched 11 September 1941

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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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