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FLEET AIR ARM ATTACK NAVAL BASES AND FACTORY
In the early hours of the morning five Albacores of 828 Squadron Fleet Air Arm attacked the Italian naval harbour of Augusta and the main port of Licata. One stick of bombs landed on the submarine base at Augusta, and a fire was started at a munitions factory in Licata. All aircraft returned safely. In a separate operation, Hurricanes of 185 Squadron attacked a factory east of Pozzallo in south eastern Sicily.
DISPOSAL OF THERMOS BOMBS AT RICASOLI
Ricasoli is the latest area to be cleared of Thermos bombs. An announcement has appeared in the Times of Malta today from the Commissioner of Police warning the public that a series of small explosions will be heard in the vicinity of Ricasoli between 9am and 4pm.
1217-1235 hrs Air raid alert caused by the return of friendly aircraft.
OPERATIONS REPORTS THURSDAY 6 NOVEMBER 1941
HAL FAR 828 Squadron Fleet Air Arm 5 Albacores attacked naval installations at Augusta and Licata. All aircraft returned safely. 185 Squadron 2 Hurricanes carried out a patrol over the SE corner of Sicily, with four more of the Squadron’s Hurricanes acting as cover. A factory east of Pozzallo was attacked. No opposition encountered.
LUQA 107 Squadron 5 Blenheims were despatched to attack Mellana aerodrome but were unable to locate target. They attacked barracks and M/T depots near Tripoli. 40 Squadron 2 Wellingtons carried out a nuisance raid on Naples; another Wellington carried out a nuisance raid on Tripoli.
FORTRESS ROYAL ENGINEERS Bomb Disposal UXB Reported 0; dealt with (10 x Thermos).
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