Daily News - 10.08.1940, Qupperneq 1

Daily News - 10.08.1940, Qupperneq 1
DAILY NEWS I, 1 Saturday Aug. 10th 1940 Price: jo^aurar Two smashing air victories. 60 German planes shot down in big airbattle over the Channel the day before yesterday. — 15 Italian planes shot down over Libya. London yesterday. About 9 o’clock yesterday morning 50 German bomb- ers escorted by fighters attacked an English convoy in the Channel. Hurricanes and Spitfires immediately went into action. It has now been confirmed in London that 60 German planes were shot down in the battles, which raged from dawn till dusk, about 14 hours, as the German sent wave after wave of bombers and fighters to attack. Of the 60 German planes 24 were bombers and 36 fighters. The British lost 16 planes. The biggest attack the Germans made was the third. 150 German planes took part in it. In all the Germans used about 400 planes in the battle. 5 ships in the convoy were sunk, totalling about 5000 tons. Seven were damaged but brought safely into port. — Before the German planes attacked the convoy a swarm of German torpedo-motorboats (“mosquitoes”) attacked the convoy and sank 3 small coastal steamers. — One torpedo-motorboat was sunk and one damaged. There were three major airbattles over the Channel yesterday, but fighting continued the whole day. The London papers today published pictures, one for instance showed 5 German planes falling into the sea. There was also a big airbattle over Libya yesterday, when


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