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22nd July 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that a Kriegsmarine convoy off island of Pantellaria, Mediterranean, attacked by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and Fleet Air Arm; three ships sunk and destroyer damaged. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) attacked shipbuilding yards at Le Trait, west of Rouen. Extensive sweeps over northern France. Four Luftwaffe fighters destroyed for loss of three. Night raids on Rhineland industries, main targets being Frankfurt and Mannheim. Docks at Dunkirk, Ostend and Rotterdam also bombed.

Russian Front, Moscow reported heavy fighting in four principal sectors of front. The Wehrmacht claimed that Soviet defence line had been broken up into isolated groups which were being annihilated. Another night raid on Moscow. Russians stated they destroyed 15 Luftwaffe He 111 bombers.

In Africa, Patrols at Tobruk made another sortie on night of 21-22 July 1941. Heavy bombers attacked Benghazi on night of 22-23 July 1941.

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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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