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24th June 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that 20,000 ton Italian liner had been torpedoed by British submarine in Mediterranean, and enemy supply ship sunk. Off Syrian coast naval aircraft sank Vichy destroyer, and our warships damaged two others. Nine Luftwaffe fighters destroyed by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) during sweep over Northern France. Heavy night attacks on Cologne, Duesseldorf and Kiel.

Russian Front, Germans occupied Brest-Litovsk, Kaunas and Vilna.

In Africa, Heavy raids during night of 23-24 June 1941 on Benghazi and Tripoli.

Near East, Palmyra under siege by Allied forces. British troops reoccupied Merj Iyoun. Australian troops in coastal sector made further advance. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed railway and aerodrome at Rayak, and citadel at Soueida. Fleet Air Arm attacked destroyers in Beirut harbour.

Luftwaffe night raiders over Merseyside. Four Luftwaffe raiders were shot down.

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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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