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20th April 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the minesweeper HMS Bassett destroyed two Messerschmitts Bf 109. The yacht HMS Torrent reported lost.

Daylight attacks on shipping off Dutch coast. Supply ship sunk off Norway. Night raids on Cologne, Duesseldorf, Aachen and several aerodromes. Oil stores at Rotterdam and docks at Dunkirk, Ostend and Brest were also bombed.

The war against Italy, Further Wehrmacht Panzer attacks against Tobruk repulsed. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed Tripoli during night of 20-21 April 1941. Reported that columns advancing on Dessie had fought with enemy holding covering positions.

Luftwaffe day activity over coasts of Kent and northeast Scotland.

In the Balkans, During night of 20-21 April 1941 the British Royal Air Force (RAF) heavily attacked enemy occupied aerodromes in northern Greece. At least 22 enemy aircraft shot down in air battle over Athens. Greek forces in the Epirus and Macedonia began negotiations for capitulation.

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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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