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Today in World War II History—April 7, 1941

British Lt.-Gen. Philip Neame, Lt.-Gen. Richard O’Connor, Maj.-Gen. Richard Parry, and Brig. John Coombe in captivity, 6 Apr 1941 (British government photo)

British Lt.-Gen. Philip Neame, Lt.-Gen. Richard O’Connor, Maj.-Gen. Richard Parry, and Brig. John Coombe in captivity, 6 Apr 1941 (British government photo)

80 Years Ago—Apr. 7, 1941: Germans take Derna, Libya, and capture British generals Richard O’Connor and Philip Neame.

At Piraeus, Greece, British ammunition ship Clan Fraser explodes due to damage from Luftwaffe bombing raid on April 6, sinking 95 other ships and boats.

Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service is established.