Diary August 10, 1940

Macchi MC202 Folgore

The new Italian Macchi C.202 Folgore fighter on a taxiway.

Diary for Saturday, August 10, 1940:

Air War

First flight of Macchi-Castoldi C.202 Folgore powered by imported Daimler-Benz engine – designed to replace obsolete fighters of Italian Regia Aeronautica (enters service in Libya, November 1941).

Sea War

Atlantic: British armed merchant cruiser Transylvania (16,900 t) sunk by U-boat U-56 north of Ireland.

Home Fronts

Germany: Baldur von Schirach, leader of Hitler Youth since 1933, appointed Gauleiter of Vienna. Artur Axmann becomes Hitler Youth leader.

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