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16th September 1941

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Events On This Day

Seven Me 109 fighters destroyed during British Royal Air Force (RAF) sweeps over northern France. Two British fighters missing. Night attack on Karlsruhe and objectives in West Germany as well as on the docks at Le Havre.

Russian Front, Russians reported gains in local actions near Leningrad. The Wehrmacht claimed defeat of large Russian forces south of Lake Ilmen. Gerd von Rundstedt launched powerful new offensive in Ukraine.

In Africa, 39 killed and 93 injured in enemy air raid on Cairo area. Harbours and shipping at Tripoli and Benghazi attacked during night. Stores at Bardia bombed.

In Iran, The Shah abdicated, being succeeded by his son, Mohammed Riza Pahlev.

Few Luftwaffe bombs from night raiders at points in eastern England. One Luftwaffe He 111 bomber destroyed.

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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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