6 Nov 1940
  • The British promise of financial aid to Greece was cemented with an advance of ¬£5,000,000. ww2dbase [TH]
  • The British Under-Secretary for War announced measures to provide the Home Guard better equipment without altering its 'local and friendly character'. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Italian submarine Comandante Fa√† Di Bruno attacked British ship Melrose Abbey 200 miles northwest of Ireland with her deck gun. As Canadian destroyer HMCS Ottawa and British destroyer HMS Harvester approached with guns firing, Comandante Fa√† Di Bruno dove under the surface. The subsequent depth charging by the destroyers successfully destroyed the Italian submarine, killing the entire crew of 57. ww2dbase [TH]
  • British destroyer HMS Encounter misidentified British submarine HMS Utmost for an enemy submarine and rammed her off Cape St. Vincent, Portugal at 1225 hours. HMS Utmost sustained damage, but did not sink. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • British minesweeping whaler HMS Sevra hit a mine and sank off Falmouth, England, United Kingdom without any casualties. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The Greek 2nd Army Corps mounted another attack on the enveloped Italian Julia Division in the Pindus Mountains region in northern Greece. To the west, Italian forces at the Kalamas River continued their attempt to break out of the bridgehead. ww2dbase [Balkans Campaign | CPC]
  • Frederick Aikman enlisted with the RAF in Canada. ww2dbase [Frederick Aikman | CPC]
  • Three Canadian prisoners of war who had previously served in the British Royal Air Force arrived at the Oflag IV-C camp at the Colditz Castle. The men were Donald Middleton, Keith Milne, and Howard Wardle. They were transferred from Oflag IX-A/H. ww2dbase [Colditz Castle | Colditz, Sachsen | CPC]

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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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