The British Coastal Command carried out devastating raid on harbour and anchorages
at Aalesund, Norway, on night of 29
October 1941. Seven Kriegsmarine supply ships were left sunk or sinking. The British
Royal Air Force (RAF) carried out offensive sweep over North France.
Russian Front, Fierce fighting around Tula. Gerd
armies claimed to have reached upper reaches of the Donetz
on a broad front. Battle for Rostov increased in intensity.
In the Mediterranean,
Heraklion and Suda Bay, Crete, raided by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) on
the night of 29
-30 October 1941.
In Africa, Tripoli, Benghazi, Tmimi and Bardia bombed on night of 29
United States destroyer USS Reuben James was sunk by torpedoes
escorting the convoy HX-156 in the United States Escort Group 4.1.3 together with
with USS Benson (DD 421), USS Hilary P. Jones (DD 427), USS Niblack (DD 424) and
USS Tarbell (DD 142). USS Reuben James (DD 245) was the first warship of the United
States Navy lost in the Second World War (two months before Pearl Harbour).
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Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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