Diary for Thursday, May 8, 1941:
RAF night raids on Germany by 359 aircraft: main targets, Hamburg and Bremen.
British radio counter-measures and decoy fires (code-named ‘Starfish’) foil attempted ‘Blitz’ night raid on Rolls-Royce works at Derby; many bombs are wasted on Peak District, Nottingham and agricultural Vale of Belvoir. Waddington (Lincs.) airfield and village bombed.
German disguised raider Pinguin sunk by HMS Cornwall off the Seychelles.