Diary July 20, 1940

Führer with the newly created Field Marshals
The Führer with the day before newly created Field Marshals. Visible are from left: Keitel, von Rundstedt, von Bock, Goering, Hitler, von Brauchitsch, Ritter von Leeb, List, von Kluge, von Witzleben, von Reichenau.
Diary for Saturday, July 20, 1940:

Air War

Göring orders creation of first specialized night-fighter wing Nachtjagdgeschwader 1 (NJG 1) – under Oberst Josef Kammhuber. Me 110 night fighter achieves first ‘kill’ of WW2 (a Whitley over northwest Germany).

Sea War

Mediterranean: Two Italian destroyers and a cargo ship torpedoed by FAA Swordfish biplanes near Tobruk.

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