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4th January 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Coastal Command aircraft attacked Brest, scoring three direct hits on a Kriegsmarine destroyer, Two Kriegsmarine merchant vessels bombed off South West coast of Norway. Bad weather hampered night operations, but Brest and Hamburg were again attacked.

The war against Italy, Italian troops occupying northern sector of defences of Bardia were forced to surrender. British patrols penetrated into Bardia itself and enemy resistance was confined to Southeast zone of perimeter defences.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bombers continued incessant attack on enemy aerodromes in Eastern Libya.

During the day bombs, fell on two Southeast coast towns. During night Luftwaffe made long series of attacks, mainly directed against a West of England town.

Two Luftwaffe aircraft shot down into sea off South coast.

The Greek war, Struggle for key towns of Klisura and Tepelini proceeding, but both armies hampered by bitter winter weather.

Highly successful British Royal Air Force (RAF) raid on Elbasan.

M153 Minesweeper
Launched 4 January 1941

R160 R-boat
Sunk 4 January 1941

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