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4th May 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made heavy attack on battle cruisers at Brest. Other forces bombed docks and shipping at Rotterdam, Antwerp, Le Havre, Cherbourg and St. Nazaire,

The war against Italy, British troops in Tobruk launched counter-attacked foiling new enemy preparations. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made night raids on aerodromes at Benina and Derna. Advance upon Amba Alagi, Abyssinia, progressing. South African Air Force (SAAF) raided Italian Headquarters Near East. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) raided aerodrome at Calato, Rhodes. Four enemy aircraft shot down when attacking Crete. Wehrmacht troops occupied islands of Mytilene and Chios.

In Iraq, Shelling of Habbaniya aerodrome resumed, but the British Royal Air Force (RAF) soon silenced their guns. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) also attacked mechanised troops and transport and again raided aerodrome at Moascar Rashid, wrecking 23 planes.

Fourth successive Luftwaffe night raid on Merseyside. Attacks also made on East Anglian town and North West seaside district. Heavy sustained raid on Belfast. Ten Luftwaffe raiders destroyed.

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