24 Nov 1940

  • After dark and into the next date, aircraft from HMS Eagle struck Tripoli harbor, Libya. ww2dbase [Eagle | Tripoli | CPC]
26 Nov 1940

  • Eight Swordfish aircraft from British aircraft carrier HMS Eagle attacked Tripoli, Libya at 0520 hours. ww2dbase [Eagle | Tripoli | CPC]
12 Feb 1941

Photo(s) dated 12 Feb 1941
Erwin Rommel arriving at Tripoli, Libya, 12 Feb 1941
14 Feb 1941

  • The second convoy of German troops arrived at Tripoli, Libya, which included the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion and the 39th Anti-Tank Battalion. ww2dbase [Operation Sonnenblume | Tripoli | CPC]
18 Mar 1941

  • British Swordfish torpedo bombers of Fleet Air Arm 830 Naval Air Squadron based in Malta bombed the harbor at Tripoli, Libya; 1 Swordfish aircraft was shot down, with its crew of 2 taken prisoner. ww2dbase [Tripoli | CPC]
18 Jan 1943

  • British submarine Thunderbolt departed Malta for Tripoli, Libya with two Chariot manned torpedoes. The two Chariot teams discovered the harbor to be empty of ships and became stuck far behind enemy lines. One team became captured and the other escaped and eventually would find the advancing British 8th Army. ww2dbase [Chariot-class | Tripoli | AC]
4 Feb 1943


Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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