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15th February 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made night attacks on targets in Western Ruhr. Other aircraft raided Channel ports, Boulogne being main point of attack.

Calais docks bombed by aircraft of Coastal Command.

The war against Italy, Concentration of troops about Keren proceeding.

Cairo announced that South African troops had occupied Kismayu, It. Somaliland, and that Queissan, Abyssinia, had been captured by units of Sudan Defence Force.

On night of 14-15 February 1941 the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed Lindos harbour (Rhodes).

Ministry of Information confirmed that parachute troops had landed in South Italy.

Single Luftwaffe aircraft made daylight raids on Britain. Large formation crossing Kent coast but was beaten back by Spitfires.

Two enemy bombers destroyed. At night few bombs fell in London area, and incendiaries in Liverpool district.

Three Luftwaffe bombers brought down at night.

The Greek War, Italian Eleventh Army routed in Moskopoli-Tepelini sector.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) carried out raids in Buzi area and offensive patrols North of Tepelini.

M252 Minesweeper
Commissioned 15 February 1941

M381 Minesweeper
Launched 15 February 1941

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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