The British Royal Air Force carried out extensive attacks on backspace Dunkirk
Russian Front. The Wehrmacht succeeded in driving wedge into Sebastopol
In the Mediterranean. The British Royal Air Force attacked
tar gets in Greece and Crete.
In Africa. Tobruk captured by Field Marshal
The shelling of Deaside, a seaside resort in
the State or Oregon, on United States Pacific coast, follows closely on the shelling
on Saturday night of Vancouver Island, off the Canadian west coast, and less than
200 miles north of Deaside.
United States Army Department announces
that from 6 to 9 shells, apparently fired from unidentified craft offshore, landed
In an area north of Deaside at 11.30 pm (local time) on Sunday. There was no damage
and no casualties, but further details are not yet available.
is believed to have been by the submarine which attacked Vancouver Island. Deaside
is near the mouth of the Columbia River, and is essentially a pleasure resort.
There are no military installations near.
The attack on Vancouver was
announced by Mr Ralston, Canadian Defence Minister. The C-in-C of West Coast defences,
he said, had reported that the Government telegraph station at Estevan Point,
Vancouver Island, was shelled, but no damage had been done.
this shelling United States Navy had ordered a lockout along the coasts of Alaska
and the States of Washington and Oregon.
Navy Department. Confirmed Japanese
landing in Kiska, Aleutians.
Four Luftwaffe bombers destroyed in night
raid on Southampton.
Arnold-Portal-Towers agreement is signed. It deals
with United States air commitments and provides for strong air force for BOLERO.
HALPRO. 9 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers bomb Bengasi harbour after The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Wellingtons
light the target with flares and incendiaries.
Eleventh Air Force. War
Department (WD) authorises XI Air Force Services Command hitherto Provisional
Service Command which is activated at Elmendorf. It is charged with maintaining
and supplying all of the Eleventh's bases. Weather cancels all missions except
an armed weather sortie over Kiska. Fighters fly local patrols. Go
To: 22nd June Articles:
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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