Diary September 30, 1940

The mother of the author

Diary for Monday, September 30, 1940: Home Fronts Britain: 50 London firemen killed and 501 injured during September. Germany: The mother of the author of this websites was borne in Frankfurt, Main. Air War Battle of Britain (Day 82): Five… learn more

Diary September 29, 1940

Picture from the gun control camera of a Hawker Hurricane

Diary for Sunday, September 29, 1940: Air War Hawker Hurricane fighters intercept formation of Heinkel He 111 bombers over Irish Sea: each side loses 3 aircraft. learn more

Diary September 28, 1940

Evacuation from London.

Diary for Saturday, September 28, 1940: Home Fronts Britain – Mother and Child evacuation scheme: 489,000 leave London by October 17. learn more

Diary September 27, 1940

Tripartite Pact

Diary for Friday, September 27, 1940: Politics TRIPARTITE PACT: Germany, Italy and Japan make 10-year military, political and economic alliance in Berlin. Convention of Havana: Whereby the Pan American State appoint themselves joint trustees of any European colony or colonies… learn more

Diary September 26, 1940

Hit oil tanks

Diary for Thursday, September 26, 1940: Air War Supermarine factory at Southampton bombed: Spitfire production halted. Night raids on London and Liverpool (fires in Docks area). learn more

Diary September 25, 1940

Vidkun Quisling

Diary for Wednesday, September 25, 1940: Occupied countries Norway: Quisling Government formed in Norway. Air War Bristol Aeroplane Company’s factory at Filton bombed. Portal becomes RAF Chief of Air Staff. Secret War US Signals Intelligence first reads Japanese Purple code. learn more

Diary September 24, 1940

Martin 167 F Maryland from GB I/22 based in Rabat

Diary for Tuesday, September 24, 1940: Air War Vichy French bombers make ineffectual reprisal raids on Gibraltar (September 24 and 25). Strongest French bombing attack since the beginning of WW2. learn more

Diary September 23, 1940

French battleship 'Richelieu'

Diary for Monday, September 23, 1940: Sea War Atlantic – DAKAR EXPEDITION (Operation Menace): Unsuccessful British-Free French attempt to occupy Dakar, Vichy stronghold in West Africa. Vichy battleship Richelieu (partially repaired following July 7, 1940, incident), shore batteries and submarines… learn more

Diary September 22, 1940

Italian troops near Sollum

Diary for Sunday, September 22, 1940: Neutrals Egypt: Saadist Party ministers withdraw from Coalition Government in protest against Prime Minister’s failure to declare war on Italy. learn more

Diary September 21, 1940

cargo ship is sinking

Diary for Friday, September 21, 1940: Sea War German invasion fleet in Channel ports now totals 155 steamers, 1,277 barges, 471 tugs and 1,161 motor boats. U-boat U-100 sinks 7 ships of Convoy HX.72 in 4 hours; 12 out of… learn more

Diary September 20, 1940

U-boats of a Wolf-pack

Diary for Friday, September 20, 1940: Sea War Atlantic: First successful U-boat Wolf-pack operation: three of the ‘ace’ commanders – Schepke (U-100), Prien (U-47) and Kretschmer (U-99) – scatter Convoy HX.72 in Northwestern Approaches and sink 12 ships totalling 77,900… learn more

Diary September 19, 1940

RAF was bombing the port of Le Havre

Diary for Thursday, September 19, 1940: Sea War Hitler orders dispersal of invasion fleet to reduce losses from British bombing raids. Home Fronts Britain: Waterloo railway station reopened (bombed September 7). Rhodesia: Fiftieth anniversary of the founding of Southern Rhodesia… learn more