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31st July 1941

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Events On This Day

Several offensive operations over Channel and French coast.

Russian Front, No change in area of fighting. Russians claimed to have driven of the Wehrmacht back at Smolensk Heavy night raid on Moscow attempted, but few bombs were dropped.

In Africa, Patrols from Tobruk made deep penetration into enemy lines during night of 30-31 July 1941. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers attacked Benghari on nights of 30-31 July 1941 and 31-1 August July 1941, Gazaia and Bardia also raided. In Tripolitania, one aircraft destroyed and others damaged on airfield at Zuara,

In the Mediterranean, Fleet Air Arm made night attack on convoy in Central Mediterranean. Hit obtained on one vessel. Shipping in Messina harbour bombed by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) during day.

President Roosevelt set up United States Economic Defence Board.

R78 R-boat
Launched 31 July 1941

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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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