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6th August 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) attacked small convoy off Dutch coast one ship left sinking. Night attacks on Frankfurt, Mannheim and Karlsruhe. Aerodromes in Northern France and one in Norway raided. Kriegsmarine ship off Norway torpedoed by Beaufort aircraft.

Russian Front, Third Wehrmacht offensive in progress, directed mainly against Kholm region in North and against Ukraine. The Wehrmacht claimed capture of Kholm. Nine Luftwaffe planes shot down during night raid over Moscow. Russian submarine sank enemy troops and munition transport in Baltic.

In Africa, Third consecutive day of heavy bombing attack on Gondar, Abyssinia.

In the Mediterranean, During the night of 5-6 August 1941 Fleet Air Arm bombed submarine base at Augusta. Fleet Air Arm attacked a convoy of six, merchant ships escorted by destroyers off Lampedusa. Two freighters sunk, one probably sunk and one badly damaged.

Luftwaffe night raiders dropped bombs at few points in east and southeast England. Two Luftwaffe raiders were destroyed.

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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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