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20th March 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced the successes of submarines against Italians, One transport certainly, another probably, sunk Two supply ships sunk, a third almost certainly destroyed.

Luftwaffe Junkers Ju 87 dive-bomber destroyed by the drifter HMS Young Mun and the yacht HMS Chico.

Lorient submarine base bombed. Coastal Command attacked number of Kriegsmarine E-boats and Kriegsmarine patrol vessels off Frisian coast.

The war against Italy, Hargeisa occupied.

During day Kent coastal, town was bombed and machine-gunned by Luftwaffe aircraft. At night main attack was on Plymouth. Wide spread damage from incendiary and high explosive bombs. Luftwaffe raiders also over South Wales, east and south coasts, and London.

The Greek War, Restricted patrol and artillery, activity.

R164 R-boat
Launched 20 March 1941

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Junkers Ju 87

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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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