Diary April 17, 1940

 Ju 52 over a Fjord in Norway
Junkers Ju 52 planes over a Fjord in Norway. Supplying of the isolated German troops at Narvik was only possible by air transport.
Diary for Wednesday, April 17, 1940:


British troops land at Andalsnes (Operation Sickle).
German troops isolated at Narvik ordered to ‘hold out as long as possible’.

Air War

RAF bomb Trondheim-Vaernes airfield.

Sea War

British cruiser Suffolk bombards StavangerSola airfield and seaplane base (heavy damage). Cruiser pursued by Ju 88 bombers and seriously damaged.

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