Diary for Sunday, December 8, 1940:
Fire raid on London by 413 aircraft (2 lost): In 14-hour onslaught bombs are scattered over many metropolitan and suburban districts and between London and South and East Coasts, but all fires quickly controlled. 7 hospitals and 4 churches hit. Total bomb load: 115,000 1-kg (2,2-lb) incendiaries and 387 t HE.
RAF attack many Italian airfields and landing-grounds in Libya (night December 8-9).
Italy: Three admirals dismissed, including Cavagnari, Chief of Naval Staff.