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9th January 1941

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Events On This Day

It was reported that British steamer Shakespear had been sunk off Azores on 5 January 1941 after 3 hour fight with U-boat.

First unit of Free French Navy, submarine Narval reported sunk by enemy action.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bombers main target was synthetic oil plant at Gelsenkirchen. Others were inland ports of Duisberg-Ruhrort and Dusseldorf, oil plant at Rotterdam, docks at Flushing, Dunkirk and Calais.

The British Coastal Command aircraft heavily attacked docks at Brest.

The war against Italy, Preparations for reduction of Tobruk proceeding.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Carried out heavy raid on Messina during night of 9-10 January 1941 bombs fell across cruisers in harbour and army marshalling yards. Warships, merchant shipping, docks and railway station attacked at Naples. Other aircraft bombed Palermo. Reported that Abyssinians, with help of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) Forced Italians to abandon Gubba, and were closing in on enemy.

Five Italian planes shot down over Malta.

Slight Luftwaffe activity during day, mostly near East and Southeast coasts. At night raids occurred over widely separated areas, including London and Liverpool.

Two Luftwaffe aircraft brought down at night by antiaircraft fire in North West.

The Greek war, Local engagements, during which Greeks occupied important heights at the bayonet point.

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