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6 Jul 1941
  • Lieutenant Roden Cutler won the Victoria Cross for clearing enemy positions in Syria. Wounded, he lay in the open for 26 hours before comrades could get to him, by which time his leg required amputation. ww2dbase [AC]
  • After sundown, German bombers conducted a light attack on Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Douglas Bader shot down a German Bf 109 aircraft. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
French Syria and Lebanon
  • Australian troops attacked French troops at El Atiqa and El Boum in Lebanon, capturing both positions by nightfall. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Military Collegium of the Soviet NKVD sentenced four teenagers to death for being the son and nephews of Nestor Lakoba, political enemy of Lavrentiy Beria (already killed in Dec 1936). ww2dbase [CPC]

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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Thomas Dodd, late 1945