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22nd January 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the destroyer HMS Hyperion had been sunk by our forces after being severely damaged by torpedo or mine.

Two small fighter sweeps carried out by Polish pilots over enemy occupied territory between Straits of Dover and River Somme. Low-level attacks made on aerodromes, troops and ground defences.

At night the British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bombers attacked targets at Dusseldorf and other parts of the Ruhr.

The war against Italy, Tobruk captured by Australians. Mopping-up operations in western section of perimeter proceeding.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Raided barracks, at Apollonia. Aerodromes in Sicily heavily raided by British bombers during night of 22-23 January 1941, including Comiso, Augusta, Syracuse, and Catania. In Kassala sector Italian forces reported to have withdrawn 40 miles into Eritrea, pursued by British.

On Kenya front enemy was being driven out of British territory.

Luftwaffe aircraft dropped bombs at places in York and Kent during daylight. After dark a few bombs fell in Eastern Counties.

Two Luftwaffe bombers destroyed by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) fighters.

The Greek War, Greeks reported to have achieved important advance in Klisura sector. Intensification of aerial warfare reported. Allied air forces again attacked Valona and Berat. Enemy aircraft raided Salonika and other ports.

R161 R-boat
Launched 22 January 1941

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