The Mason City Globe-Gazette (Mason City, Iowa) 24 July 1940 2
by a 25C dropping abaft its and a nosed smear o lost in thi (ha limited cot the un- insure asserted warrant Hitlers a flood Lord country's was ora- Vol- article proclaiming: War!" itself "a mili- weapons statesmen protect Balkans. Rumanian with taken as an * Â¥ * Casualties or damages \\ece believed inflicted on two of the small but swift German craft it was stated, and in addition a British airplane torpedoed a German naval escort unit of the Koenigin I,uise class (600 tons) irf the North sta. "7 *;- *: -*- -- Â· ,In addition (he air ministry said that British bombing planes had carried out extensive raids on German blitzkrieg bases on the continent, bombing Gotha Kassel, Wenzendorf air craft factories- Hamburg and .Gelsenkirchcn oil depots; German and Dutch oil communications and freight yards- Flushing (Holland) oil tanks;. Amsterdam docks; Dunkirk (France) Harbor patrol boats and 12 airdromes. One British torpedo motorboat ivas reported to have Xought a thrilling battle with the si.\- German craft, which presumably were on a scouting expedition although such boats might be used in event of an attempted invasion. Some are my, high speed craft but regular torpedo boats (as differentiated rom motor torpedo boats) range o BOO tons and could carry several lundred men if necessary. It was the first time German Joafs had been known to approach he British coasl. "In the course of a patrol carried out in the English channel in the early hours Wednesday morning, one of our motor torpedo boats sighted and engaged six enemy motor torpedo boats " llic admiralty said.