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19 Mar 1940
  • In retaliation for the Scapa Flow raid, the RAF attacked the German seaplane base on Sylt Island, but with little effect. Meanwhile, British Whitley bombers of 10 Squadron No. 4 Group RAF Bomber Command dropped 1,500 pounds of bombs over the Hornum seaplane base in Germany also as part of the retaliatory bombing. ww2dbase [TH]
  • German submarine U-19 sank Danish steamer Minsk in the Moray Firth, Scotland at 0935 hours, killing 11. Destroyer HMS Esk rescued 9 survivors. At 1037 hours, U-19 struck again, sinking Danish steamer Charkow, killing the entire crew of 20. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Members of the British House of Commons debated Britain's lack of action during the Winter War and criticized Prime Minister Chamberlain. Chamberlain noted that Finland never officially requested British military aid. ww2dbase [Neville Chamberlain | CPC]
  • The French Parliament criticized Prime Minister Daladier for the French inaction during the Winter War. Daladier resigned after a vote of no confidence. ww2dbase [Édouard Daladier | CPC]
  • British destroyer HMS Jervis collided with Swedish steamer Tor northeast of Blyth, England at 0300 hours, killing 2 aboard Jervis. She would be under repair until Jul 1940. ww2dbase [CPC]
Germany
  • Yosuke Matsuoka departed Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Yosuke Matsuoka | Berlin | CPC]
  • M18 was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [M18 | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 19 Mar 1940
Result of Lieutenant Jimmy Thach

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