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28th March 1942

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Events On This Day

Fierce air battle over Channel. At least 13 Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed for the loss of 5 British planes. Heavy night raid on Lubeck. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers dropped leaflets on Paris.

Far East, Japanese making great effort to capture Toungoo.

Operation Chariot, St Nazaire Raid, Attack by British Navy, Army and Air units on the Kriegsmarine naval base at St. Nazaire. Main dock gate blown up by ramming it with an ex-American destroyer HMS Carnpbeltown filled with tons of high explosive. Special Service troops carried out prearranged demolitions in the dockyards.

Bulgaria declared war on Russia. His Majesty the King broadcast to the nation.

Zone of Interior. Units of I Bomber Command engaged in antisubmarine operations are placed under operational control of Commander, Eastern Sea Frontier.

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Gallery

HMS Campbeltown Picture 1

The two destroyers photographed shortly after the Royal Navy acquired them from America under the Lend Lease scheme. HMS Castleton, left, and HMS Carnpbeltown, lying side by side while undergoing refit. The ships were sailed across the Atlantic by British crews. On the left are two Polish sailors.
Photo, British Official Crown Copyright.

HMS Campbeltown Picture 2

France, Saint-Nazaire. English commando raid Operation Chariot. Damaged British ship HMS Campbeltown in dry dock at the port on 28 March 1942.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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