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Today in World War II History—May 7, 1941

Destroyer HMS Somali, 29 July 1939 (Imperial War Museum: FL 19179)

Destroyer HMS Somali, 29 July 1939 (Imperial War Museum: FL 19179)

80 Years Ago—May 7, 1941: Off Iceland, destroyer HMS Somali captures German weather ship München and her Enigma code books.

First B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers arrive in Britain for use by the RAF.