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Diary April 8, 1940

Admiral Hipper sinks Glowworm
German cruiser ‘Admiral Hipper’ sinks British destroyer ‘HMS Glowworm‘.
Diary for Monday, April 8, 1940:

Sea War

British destroyers lay mines in Norwegian territorial waters, southwest of Narvik (Operation Wilfred). HMS Glowworm becomes detached and encounters German naval force (heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper and 4 destroyers) heading for Trondheim. Glowworm rammed by Admiral Hipper and sinks.


Norway protests against British mine laying operations.

Air War

First operational sorties by German Fw 200 Condor four-engine maritime-recce bombers over North Sea.

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