Diary April 16, 1941

Tower Bridge in heavy smoke

The Tower Bridge in heavy smoke, shrouded by the fires in East End district .

Diary for Wednesday, April 16, 1941:

Air War

Britain: Massive night raids on London. Approx. 300 bombers (6 lost) make 2-3 sorties each (total sorties 685), dropping over 1,000t of bombs and mines, causing widespread damage and many fires. The attack was a reprisal for RAF raid on Berlin on April 9.

Sea War

Mediterranean: Italian convoy of 5 transports with 3 destroyers annihilated by 4 British destroyers off Cape Bon (Tunisia); HMS Mohawk lost.


Germans capture Sarajevo.

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