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7th June 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced the loss of HMS submarine Undaunted. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) fighter aircraft carried out offensive daylight patrols over Straits of Dover and occupied territory. Aircraft of Bomber Command attacked convoy of enemy supply ships off Holland two ships being hit and set on fire and others damaged. Attacks were also made on a supply ship off Norway. Night attacks were made by the Bomber Command on the docks at Brest and by the Coastal Command at Bergen.

In Africa, In Abyssinia East and West African troops crossed River Omo and captured 2,000 prisoner's and 20 guns. Artillery on both sides active at Tobruk vigorous patrolling in Sollum area. It was announced from Cairo that South African forces were in Egypt.

Near East, Heavy night raids on Alexandria caused considerable damage and heavy casualties in residential quarters. One enemy aircraft shot down.

Luftwaffe night bombing attacks on convoy in Straits of Dover beaten off without damage to convoy or escort. Two Luftwaffe aircraft shot down.

It was announced that, by arrangement with French authorities, United States Navy will maintain a daily patrol of, Martinique and Guadeloupe.

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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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