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12th April 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the Norwegian destroyer made night raid on Oksfjord, near Hammerfest, North Norway, and destroyed large fish oil factory.

Day attacks on shipping off Dutch coast, docks and petrol stores at Flushing, targets north of the Ruhr. Two enemy supply ships bombed near Fécamp. Fighter Command attacked aerodromes at Le Touquet and storage tanks at Hazebrouck. Night attacks on Brest, Lorient and aerodrome at Merignac.

The war against Italy, Bardia occupied by enemy, British troops having withdrawn. Fighting reported from Tobruk and Sollum.

No Luftwaffe daylight raids. At night bombs fell near South Coast.

In the Balkans, Wehrmacht forces claimed that units of mechanised Panzer division had entered Belgrade during night of 12-13 April 1941. Yugoslavs said to have captured Durazzo.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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