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26th February 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made daylight sweep over Northern France. Calais docks attacked. Short but fierce air battle over Southeast coast during afternoon, British fighters driving Luftwaffe raiders back over Channel.

Bomber Command carried out heavy night attack on industrial targets in Cologne. Fires started at Boulogne and Flushing. Air bases in Northern France bombed and machine-gunned by fighter patrols.

The war against Italy, Following capture of Mogadishu enemy forces surrendering in large numbers. Bardera occupied. Malta raided by Junkers Ju 87 dive-bombers, seven of which were shot down and others damaged.

Few bombs dropped during the day in Kent and East Anglia. At night there were widespread raids. Many houses wrecked in Southeast town. Welsh coastal town and one in South Wales suffered heavy attacks.

Luftwaffe bomber shot down over South Wales by antiaircraft fire. Two others damaged, probably destroyed, by night fighters.

Z27 Destroyer
Commissioned 26 February 1941

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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