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18th February 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that naval aircraft had sunk two enemy supply ships in Central Mediterranean. The trawler HMS Stella Rigel shot down enemy aircraft in North Sea. The minesweeper HMS Huntly reported sunk.

The war against Italy, Cairo reported that in Abyssinia Italians had evacuated Danghila and other posts in Gojjam area. Mega, South Abyssinia, surrendered. Operations on line of River Juba, Italian Somaliland, continuing.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) raided aerodromes on Dodecanese Islands on nights of 16-17 February 1941 and 17-18 February 1941. Enemy aircraft raided Benghazi. Three shot down and others damaged.

During the day bombs fell in East Anglia and few places in south and Southeast England. Train in East Anglia machine-gunned.

Luftwaffe bomber destroyed by antiaircraft fire in Norfolk.

The Greek War, Athens reported violent local engagements and new positions captured.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) maintained concentrated attacks on Tepelini area.

United States of America created number of defence zones in Pacific and Caribbean Sea, from which foreign ships and aircraft without permits will be excluded.

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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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