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3rd March 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty reported that the trawler HMS Ouse had been sunk.

Heavy night raid on Cologne. Other targets were docks at Calais, Ostend and Brest, and many aerodromes.

The war against Italy, Advance in Italian Somaliland proceeding. Isha Baidoa and Bulo Burti, 130 miles from Mogadishu, occupied. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) shot down live Italian bombers near Corfu.

During the day Luftwaffe bombs fell on town in Kent. At night Cardiff was heavily attacked. Many casualties and considerable damage. Three towns on northeast coast were raided and bombs fell over southeast Scotland. Luftwaffe aircraft also reported from west Midland town, southeast coast town, East Anglia and London. Luftwaffe Bomber shot down by antiaircraft fire near Cardiff. Luftwaffe fighter destroyed near Kent coast. Luftwaffe bomber crashed in Co. Wexford.

In the Balkans, Wehrmacht troops, spreading through Bulgaria, reached Greek frontier.

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The Second Great War.
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2194 Days Of War.
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