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17th July 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the HMS auxiliary vessel Lady Somers was sunk. Five Luftwaffe Me 109 fighters and aeroplane destroyed during offensive sweep over northern France. Night attacks on Cologne and elsewhere in Rhineland. Coastal Command attacked shipping at St. Nazaire.

Russian Front, Moscow reported violent battles at Pskov and Porkhov against the Wehrmacht drive towards Leningrad. The Wehrmacht High Command spoke of gigantic struggle, involving 9,000,000 soldiers, in progress along whole of front.

In Africa, Another successful sortie into enemy positions south of Tobruk on night of 16-17 July 1941. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) heavily attacked Benghazi and Tripoli on nights of 15-16 July 1941 and 17 July 1941. Fleet Air Arm torpedoed a 6,000 ton tanker.

Two Luftwaffe Me 109 fighters destroyed off south coast of England. Sharp Luftwaffe night raid on Hull, causing heavy casualties.

M81 Minesweeper
Commissioned 17 July 1941

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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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