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Diary February 13, 1941

Fairey Albacore I torpedo bomber
Fairey Albacore I torpedo bomber, which saw it’s first combat service in March 1940. Though still a biplane, it had an all-metal monocoque fuselage and heated enclosed cabin. Planned as a successor of the Fairey Swordfish, until 1943 there was only a quarter build of the numbers of the Swordfish (which stayed in production to the end of the war).
Diary for Thursday, February 13, 1941:

Sea War

Operation Composition: Albacore biplanes from British carrier Formidable raid shipping at Massawa (Italian East Africa).

Politics

General Franco (Spain) meets Petain (Vichy France) at Montpellier.

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