The Road to Liberation - 15th February 1941
I hope you all had a good weekend. I am still recovering from a broken foot so still taking it easy but will soon be back out there, getting more content for the blog and website. We have a provisional opening date for tours on the 1st of March and the diary is open for rebooking.
80 years ago today in Jersey 15th February 1941
Today would be the 230th day of the Islands Occupation with 1,544 days remaining.
Not much in the diaries from 80 years ago but below is issued to the people of Jersey 80 years ago.
15th February 1941
The commonwealth graves commission record 214 deaths this day 80 years ago, the average age was 28.
Bomber Command flew 184 sorties on this evening in 1941
It is now thought that the ship which attacked the convoy 640 miles west of Cape St. Vincent on the 12th February was certainly a Hipper class cruiser. A cruiser of this class was reported in dry dock at Brest by air reconnaissances on the 15th.
On the 15th H.M. Submarine Cachalot (below) laid fifty mines in West Fjord.
On the night of the 15th/16th four Swordfish aircraft attacked and sunk an escorted merchant vessel, believed to be the Italian s.s. Juventus (4,920 tons), thirty miles east of Sfax (Tunisia).
Up to the 15th February 1941, the following damage to domestic house property in London and elsewhere has been reported: