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13th May 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty stated that during period 6-12 May 1941 our naval forces in Mediterranean destroyed 16 enemy aircraft and damaged six others. Indian warship Parvati reported lost. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers made successful daylight raid on Heligoland. Shipping and docks at St. Nazaire attacked. Two supply ships hit.

In Africa, Nine light tanks captured in lakes area south of Addis Ababa. During night of 12-13 May 1941 Fleet Air Arm attacked convoy in Mediterranean, hitting merchant ship and destroyer. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) raided Benghazi and landing-ground at Kattavia (Rhodes).

In Iraq, Fleet Air Arm attacked Amara barracks and other targets.

Slight Luftwaffe air activity by day and night in coastal areas. One Luftwaffe day and one night raider destroyed.

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The Second Great War.
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2194 Days Of War.
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