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3rd June 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) fighters attacked enemy troops in Northern France and shipping in Channel.

In Africa, following reconnaissance by Maryland aircraft, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers attacked enemy convoy, escorted by destroyers, off Tunisian coast. One ship blown up, one left burning, others damaged. Another night raid on Benghazi. Maritza aerodrome, Rhodes, attacked. South African Air Force (SAAF) attacked landing ground at Ganbut, Cyrenaica.

In Iraq, British troops occupied Mosulf Martial law declared in Baghdad following serious rioting.

Near East, Petrol dump at Beirut bombed by the British Royal Air Force (RAF)

Luftwaffe bombs fell by day at South Coast town and elsewhere. At night Luftwaffe raiders were over districts in East, northeast and South West. England. Three Luftwaffe night raiders destroyed.

Lieutenant General Sir H. Marshall Cornwall appointed General Officer Commander-In-Chief. in Egypt.

M203 Minesweeper
Commissioned 3 June 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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