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9th April 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the trawlers HMS Lord Selborne and HMS Cramond Island reported sunk.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed railway traffic and wireless station in Denmark, aluminium works at Hoyanger and naval unit at Brest. Heavy three hour night raid on Berlin. Opera House destroyed, other famous buildings severely damaged.

Luftwaffe night bombers again over west Midlands, including Birmingham. Luftwaffe bombs also fell in northeast district, East Anglia and else where. Twelve Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed.

In the Balkans, The Wehrmacht's mechanised divisions occupied Salonika, cutting off Greek forces east of River Vardar. Enemy also captured Skoplje and Nish, Yugoslavia.

In Albania Yugoslav troops, having crossed River Drin, advanced towards interior.

M301 Minesweeper
Launched 9 April 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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