Currently set to No Index

Diary May 3, 1941

Italian POW's wearing the uniform of the fascist MVSN militia
Italian POW’s wearing the uniform of the fascist MVSN militia in Ethiopia.
Diary for Saturday, May 3, 1941:

East Africa

Battle of Amba Alagi (ends May 19): Italian forces make their last important stand in mountains of Northern Ethiopia, prisoners including the Italian Viceroy, Amadeo, Duke of Aosta.

Air War

Britain: Night raids on Liverpool by nearly 300 aircraft; munition ship Malakand, carrying 1,000 t. HE bombs, explodes in Huskisson Dock.

Middle East

British repel Iraqi attacks on Basra. Motley force of RAF, including trainers, take off under artillery fire to bomb Iraqis besieging Habbaniyah.

Secret War

Radio equipment recovered from 3 He 111 bombers shot down during Liverpool raid enables RAF to jam new Y-Gerat blind-bombing system.

for sharing:

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

WW2 Weapons
Scroll to Top