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15th May 1941

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Events On This Day

Bomber Command attacked escorted convoy off Friesian Islands. Three supply ships hit and left burning. Fighter Command carried out offensive sweeps over Channel and Northern France. i. Big night raid on Hanover. Other bombers attacked Berlin, Hamburg, Cuxhaven, shipping and docks at Channel ports.

In Africa, British retook Sollum. In Abyssinia, pass of Shashamanna, south of Amba Alagi, was occupied.

Near East, The British Royal Air Force (RAF) attacked German aircraft on three Syrian aerodromes. Malta, Crete and Cyprus bombed by Luftwaffe aircraft. Nazi-occupied aerodromes in Greece raided.

In Iraq, It was announced that Luftwaffe aircraft had landed in Iraq from Syrian airnelds. Fleet Air Arm attacked barracks at Arnara.

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

R179 R-boat
Sunk 15 May 1941

Go To: 16th May


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