Diary April 30, 1940

German infantry in street fighting
German infantry in street fighting in Norway.
Diary for Tuesday, April 30, 1940:


British commence evacuation of Andalsnes, Molde and Alesund (completed night May 1-2).
German columns from Oslo and Trondheim link up in central Norway. Hitler issues congratulatory Order of the Day.

Air War

He 111, carrying magnetic mine, is damaged by anti-aircraft fire and crashes in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. Four-man crew and two civilians killed, 156 people injured, 50 houses wrecked.

Sea War

Merchant shipping losses in April 1940: 58 Allied ships with 158,218 tons in the Atlantic, 0 Allied ships with 0 tons elsewhere.
5 U-boats sunk in the Atlantic, Arctic or Baltic.

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