Diary October 17, 1939


One of the first Ju 88 combat missions

One of the first Ju 88 combat missions start engines.

War Diary for Tuesday, October 17, 1939:

Air War

Raid on Scapa Flow: Ju 88s cripple training battleship, HMS Iron Duke (World War One Fleet flagship).

Sea War

German destroyers lay mines by night off Humber estuary, North Sea.

Western Front

German High Command reports ‘absolute quiet’ on Rhine Front (one German soldier killed by falling shrapnel from German anti-aircraft guns).


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