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Diary December 21, 1940


cruise of Orion in Pacific 1940-41
Propaganda map of the cruise of the German disguised raider Orion in the Pacific 1940-41.
Diary for Saturday, December 21, 1940:

Sea War

Pacific: German disguised raiders Komet and Orion land 496 survivors (including 70 women and 7 children) from 10 British and Allied merchant ships – sunk since August – on Emirau Islands (New Guinea). Survivors subsequently rescued by Royal Australian Navy.

Air War

Italy: RAF night raid on Porto Marghera docks and oil installations, near Venice.

Neutrals

USA: Death of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, in Hollywood; aged 44.

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