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15th June 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the HMS destroyer Jersey had been sunk by an enemy mine. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers carried out successful daylight attacks on enemy shipping. At night strong forces raided the Ruhr and Cologne and Hanover districts. Small force attacked Dunkirk. Fighter aircraft raided aerodrome's in France. Coastal Command flying boat routed four enemy aircraft near Gibraltar.

In Africa, The British offensive against enemy positions south and southeast of Sollurn. Enemy claimed to have destroyed 60 tanks. Bombing attacks by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) on Benghazi, Bardia, Derna, Martuba and Gazala.

Near East, Allied forces captured Sidon. In central sector they reached jezzin. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers raided Aleppo. Fighters carried out protective patrols over naval units on Syrian coast.

Place on East Anglian coast attacked by day. At night Luftwaffe bombs fell at two points in southern England. One Luftwaffe night raider destroyed.

R75 R-boat
Launched 15 June 1941

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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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