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16th August 1941

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Events On This Day

One Luftwaffe He 111 bomber destroyed and two damaged when they unsuccessfully attacked a British convoy. During two daylight offensives the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed railways and aerodromes near St. Omer. Nineteen Luftwaffe Me 109 fighters destroyed for four British. Fortress aircraft bombed Brest docks. Main targets of night raids were Cologne, Duesseldorf and Duisburg Docks at Rotterdam and Ostend also bombed.

Russian Front, Soviet communiqué reported continued fighting all along front. Russians withdrawing East of river Dnieper. The Wehrmacht admitted large pockets of Russian resistance in southern Ukraine. Finns claimed capture of Sortavala.

In the Mediterranean, Night raids on Catania and Syracuse.

Luftwaffe night raiders dropped bombs in eastern and Southeastern areas. Luftwaffe He 111 bomber shot down off South West coast.

Stalin accepted proposal of Mr. Roosevelt and Mr. Churchill to hold 3 Power conference at Moscow. British and Soviet Governments signed trade agreement

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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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