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30th October 1941

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The British Coastal Command carried out devastating raid on harbour and anchorages at Aalesund, Norway, on night of 29-30 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 von Rundstedt's 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 29-30 October 1941.

United States destroyer USS Reuben James was sunk by torpedoes from U-552 whilst 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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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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