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Today in World War II History—July 5, 1941

German U-boat U-255, painted white in Arctic camouflage, returning to port after attack on Convoy PQ-17, flying four victory pennants and the flag of the merchant ship Paulus Potter (US Naval History & Heritage Command: NH71317)

German U-boat U-255, painted white in Arctic camouflage, returning to port after attack on Convoy PQ-17, flying four victory pennants and the flag of the merchant ship Paulus Potter (US Naval History & Heritage Command: NH71317)

80 Years Ago—July 5, 1941: RAF bombs Münster in first large-scale attack on this German city.

German U-boats begin to operate in Arctic waters.

In Iceland occupation force off Greenland, US destroyer Charles F. Hughes picks up 14 survivors from sunken Norwegian steamer Vigrid, including 4 US Red Cross nurses (see June 24, 1941 post).