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28th January 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the submarine HMS Triton was overdue and must be considered lost.

During the night of 27-28 January 1941 the British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bombers carried out heavy raid on Capodichino (Naples) aerodrome. Railway junction and marshalling yard at Naples were also attacked. Catania aerodrome and Comiso raided same night.

The war against Italy, Concentration of British forces on Derna area continuing. Fighter patrols supported advancing troops.

In Eritrea operations progressed in Agordat-Barentu area and mobile troops continued to press Italian forces retreating from Umm Hagar. Prisoners now totalled 1,200.

Cairo announced that a Free French force from Chad territory had advanced 400 miles and raided Murzuk in South West Libya.

During day Luftwaffe aircraft dropped bombs through clouds in Eastern Counties and over Southeast England. Incendiaries and several high explosives tell in London area.

The Greek War, Athens announced capture of enemy positions and more prisoners and material.

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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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