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16th January 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the submarine HMS Pandora had sunk two enemy supply ships in central Mediterranean.

The British Admiralty stated that the cruiser HMS Southampton had become a total loss following air attack in Mediterranean on 10 January 1941

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Heavily attacked naval base at Wilhelmshaven. Other aircraft bombed docks at Emden, Boulogne and Calais, railway junction at Ostend, and an aerodrome in occupied France.

The war against Italy, Preparations round Tobruk continued without any enemy opposition. During night of 16-17 January 1941 the British Royal Air Force (RAF) Raided Tobruk and Derna, and aerodrome at Martiza, Rhodes. During night of 15-16 January 1941 the British Royal Air Force (RAF) Attacked aerodrome at Catania, German divebombing base in Sicily.

Ten Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed during raid on Malta. In Italian East Africa Caproni workshops in Mai Adaga were again attacked. Assab was also raided. Motor transport near Berbera, British Somaliland, attacked.

Bombs fell during day at two places in East Kent. Another long night raid made on Bristol area, when incendiary and high explosive bombs fell on houses, shops and other premises. Bombs were also dropped at other places in west of England and at widely separated points in south and Southeast.

The Greek War, Enemy counter-attacks were repulsed.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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