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8th March 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the trawler HMS Nadine had been hit, and probably destroyed, by a Heinkel He 111.

The war against Italy, Cairo stated that in Italian Somaliland operations continued to develop satisfactorily. Air support was given by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) on all fronts, particularly near Keren, Eritrea.

Heavy night raid on London. Much damage done to houses, shops, a block of London County Council (LCC) Hats, police, ambulance and tire stations. Casualties, were many in a West-End restaurant wrecked by a bomb.

Three Luftwaffe bombers destroyed off East Coast.

The Greek War, Athens announced that after stubborn struggle still more positions had been captured and 1,000 prisoners taken. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) attacked troop and transport concentrations in Tepelini and on Glave-Buzi road.

During the night of 8-9 March 1941, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) heavily, bombed harbour installation at Durazzo.

The United States Senate passed Lease-and- Lend Bill by 60 votes to 31.

M32 Minesweeper
Commissioned 8 March 1941

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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