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23rd June 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made two sweeps over Northern France, destroying at least 19 Luftwaffe fighters for loss of three fighters and two bombers. Industrial plant near Bethune and many railway targets hit. Strong forces raided Cologne, Duesseldorf and Kiel at night. Smaller attacks on Wilhelmshaven, Emden and Hanover.

Russian Front, Soviet High Command claimed to have repulsed invaders at most points. In Polish sector Germans tool, Kolno, Loinza and Grodno.

Near East, Cairo announced that Allied forces were in contact with Vichy troops west of Damascus, also that British had reached Palmyra, on oil pipeline, where Vichy troops were resisting. Imperial aircraft attacked many aerodromes at Baalbels, Talia, Rayak and Quseir. Enemy raid on Alexandria, causing many casualties. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) attacked flying boats in Syracuse harbour.

Two Luftwaffe raiders destroyed, one by HMS trawler Solon.

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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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