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16th May 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed shipping off Norwegian coast. Supply ship sunk. Heavy night attack on Cologne. Shipping in French and Dutch harbours and many aerodromes also raided. Small force attacked docks at Boulogne.

In Africa, Mechanised troops continued pressure against enemy in Capuzzo area. Successful counter-attack in Tobruk area. Heavy night raid on Benghazi, Derna and Gazala. British troops captured Dalle, important road junction 35 miles south of Shashamanna, taking 800 prisoners and much war material. Our troops occupied Dante, It. Somaliland.

Near East, Heavy night raids on enemy occupied aerodromes in Greece.

In Iraq, The British Royal Air Force (RAF) attacked Luftwaffe aircraft on aerodrome at Mosul. Luftwaffe raided Habbaniya.

Luftwaffe made vain attacks on southeast airfields. At night. west Midlands town was main, target. Bombs also tell in area in Southern England. Several British Royal Air Force (RAF) aerodromes attacked, but damage and casualties were slight. Eight Luftwaffe day and three night raiders destroyed.

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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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