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8th January 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that HMS submarine Tuna had reported night engagement on surface with a U-boat in enemy waters U-boat was damaged by shellfire and then chased for an hour.

The British Admiralty stated that HMS submarine Regulus was overdue and must be considered lost.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers attacked naval dockyards at Wilhelmshaven and Emden. Other aircraft bombed aerodrome on island of Borkum.

The war against Italy, Concentration of British forces in Tobruk area continuing. Italian garrison now hemmed in. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) continued intensive bombing of Italian aerodromes and landing grounds in Eastern Libya. Benghazi and Tobruk were also raided.

Enemy convoys, North West of Jarabub were attacked and damaged.

On nights of 6-7 January 1941 and 7-8 January 1941 Massawa was heavily raided.

During day single Luftwaffe aircraft dropped bombs in East Anglia and Midlands. No night raids.

Luftwaffe Junkers Ju 88 shot down by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) fighters.

The Greek war, Athens reported that during preceding week Greeks had made advances in three sectors coastal region, Klisura area, where important fortified peaks were captured, and northern region.

Lord Baden-Powell died in Kenya.

Wolf Torpedo boat
Sunk 8 January 1941

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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