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23rd October 1941

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Events On This Day

Enemy aerodromes attacked at Calais and Lannion. Night raids on North West Germany. Docks at Cherbourg, Brest and Le Havre attacked.

Russian Front, Reorganisation of Red Army Command announced. General Zhukov given command of the central sector of the front. Slight Wehrmacht advance in Crimea. The Wehrmacht attacks repulsed at Mojaisk and Malo Yaroslavets.

In the Mediterranean, Chemical works at Cotrone, South Italy, bombed.

In Africa, Derna aerodrome bombed.

A further 50 hostages reported executed by Wehrmacht Bordeaux following the shooting of another Wehrmacht officer.

M6 Minesweeper
Sunk 23 October 1941

R176 R-boat
Launched 23 October 1941

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