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26th July 1941

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Events On This Day

Flying Fortress bombed Emden. Offensive patrols carried out over French coast.

Russian Front, Moscow reported three battles in areas of Porkhov, Novel, Smolensk and Zhitomir, but no important change. It was claimed that 104 Luftwaffe planes were destroyed. The Wehrmacht communique reported vague advances

In Africa, During night of 25-26 July 1941 Indian patrol from, Tobruk attacked four enemy strong points and bayoneted the garrisons. British and Australian patrols also operated deep into enemy positions. Enemy retaliatory raid on 26-27 July 1941 driven off by rifle fire, Night raid by heavy bombers on Benghazi.

In Mediterranean, Attack on Valleita harbour, Malta, by E-boats and torpedo carrying craft successfully repelled by fixed defences and the British Royal Air Force (RAF) fighters. Reports indicated that none of assaulting forces survived.

R169 R-boat
Sunk 26 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.
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