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17th September 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced the loss of HMS Submarine P.32. Strong British Royal Air Force (RAF) forces attacked power plant at Mazingarbe, near Bethune. 12 Luftwaffe Me 109 fighters destroyed in offensive sweeps. For the second night in succession Karlsruhe raided. Night attack on St. Nazaire.

Russian Front, The Wehrmacht renewed assault on Leningrad with waves of Junkers Ju 87 dive bombers. Marshal Marshal Semyon Timoshenko still counterattacking Northeast of Smolensk.

In Africa, In Abyssinia, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers attacked enemy positions Northeast of Azozo.

In the Mediterranean, Munition factories at Licata, Sicily, raided in daylight by bombers of the British Royal Air Force (RAF)

Luftwaffe bombs on Southeast coast towns caused a few casualties.

Three Swedish destroyers were blown up near the island of Naersgarn.

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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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