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23rd March 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the trawler HMS Rubens was reported overdue and considered lost.

Coastal Command aircraft destroyed German barrack block at Quiberon and scored hit on escort vessel near Brest. Heavy night raids on Berlin, Kiel and Hanover. Smaller scale attacks on coastal targets in North West Germany and Holland, including naval base of Den Helder.

The war against Italy, Cairo announced capture of Negelli. Enemy troop positions at Keren bombed continuously by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) Addis Ababa-Jibuti railway attacked by South African Air Force (SAAF). At night the British Royal Air Force (RAF) raided aerodrome at Tamet and shipping at Sirte (Tripolitania). Thirteen Luftwaffe Stukas were destroyed over Malta.

Luftwaffe bombs fell during day near Channel coast and at one point in North Scotland. Three Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed. At night few bombs fell in eastern England.

The Greek War, The British Royal Air Force (RAF) raided Berat. Six enemy aircraft destroyed, others damaged.

M82 Minesweeper
Launched 23 March 1941

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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