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26th January 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced the trawler HMS Galvani was attacked by a Luftwaffe bomber which she so damaged that it crashed on Norfolk coast. The HMS Wallace and the drifters HMS Fisher Boy and HMS Reids were in action against Luftwaffe aircraft and destroyed at least two.

The war against Italy, British troops in contact with enemy near Derna being reinforced.

In Eritrea, Biscia now in British hands. Operations proceeding in direction of Agordat. Enemy evacuated Umm Hagar.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bombed aerodrome at Barce and landing grounds at Derna and Apollonia. British fighters shot down live enemy aircraft.

During day Luftwaffe aircraft dropped bomb on Northeast coast. At night Luftwaffe were reported near inland town in East Anglia.

The Greek War, Italian counter-attacks foiled by Greek forces. Six enemy bombers destroyed, three over the front and three in flames at Salonika.

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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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