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Diary August 28, 1940

Me 109 Es of IIIrd Group of Jagdgeschwader 26
Me 109 Es of IIIrd Group of Jagdgeschwader 26 pictured in camouflaged revetments at their forward base at Caffiers near Calais.
Diary for Wednesday, August 28, 1940:

Air War

Battle of Britain (Day 50): German bombers raid Eastchurch and Rochford airfields and Me 109Es carry out sweeps over southeast England. A second Defiant squadron (see July 19, 1940) is virtually destroyed by Me 109s.
First attempt to carry out major night raid on a British city – Liverpool – completely misfires: 160 bombers, inc. 4-engined Focke-Wulf Condors, scatter their bombs far and wide. Similar attempts on August 29-30 and August 30-31 also fail.
RAF night raid on Berlin: 10 killed, 28 injured.

Sea War

Atlantic: Armed merchant cruiser Dunvegan Castle (15,000 t) sunk by U-boat U-46 west of Ireland.

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