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24th July 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Coastal Command bombed railway yards at Hazebrouck. Twelve Luftwaffe Me 109 fighters destroyed for loss of six. Daylight attacks on Scharnhorst and Gneisenau. In the two days operations the British Royal Air Force (RAF) destroyed 33 Luftwaffe fighters. We lost 15 bombers and 7 fighters. Heavy night raids on Kiel and Emden. Lesser ones on Wilhelmshaven and docks at Rotterdam. Fighter Command attacked airfields in France.

Russian Front, Moscow reported furious fighting in regions of Porkhov, Polotsk-Nevel, Smolensk and Zhitomir. The Wehrmacht report made no new claims and referred to strong Russian resistance.

Luftwaffe bomber shot down off east coast of Scotland.

T16 Torpedo boat
Commissioned 24 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.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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