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Diary July 8, 1941

Churchill watched one of the new B-17C Fortress
A month earlier Churchill watched one of the new B-17C Fortress. But the US bomber will be for the RAF a disappointment.
Diary for Tuesday, July 8, 1941:

Air War

Germany: First daylight operation by RAF four-engined Fortress I bombers (B-17C Flying Fortress) against Wilhelmshaven.

Politics

Britain: Russian Military Mission arrives in London.

Neutrals

China: After being damaged repeatedly in previous Japanese air raids on Chungking, the British Embassy is completely destroyed.

Occupied countries

Yugoslavia: Italo-German agreement on territorial dismemberment of Yugoslavia. Italy annexes Dalmatian coast; Hungary annexes Drava ‘triangle’; Croatia independent state; Serbia under German military administration. Bulgaria receives part of Macedonia.

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