Diary April 20, 1941

Wounded Greek PoWs
Wounded Greek PoWs.
Diary for Sunday, April 20, 1916:


GREEK ARMY IN ALBANIA SURRENDERS to SS Division Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler.

Home Fronts

India: Nearly 400 casualties in rioting between Sikhs and Moslems at Ahmedabad, Bombay (April 18-20).

Air War

90 German aircraft raid Athens: small force of Hawker Hurricane fighters (7 lost) shoot down 15 aircrafts. Squadron Leader Pattle, top-scoring RAF fighter pilot of WW2 (41 victories) killed.

Sea War

Mediterranean – Bombardment of Tripoli: British battleships Warspite , Valiant , Barham and cruiser Gloucester fire 530 t. of shells, damaging 7 ships and setting fire to oil installations (night April 20-21). Valiant damaged by mine while returning to Alexandria.


US-Canadian agreement on joint production of war materials for Britain.

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