1940
Germans postpone Operation Sea Lion until spring of 1941. Nighttime raids throughout London and Manchester and fifteen airfields attacked.
1942
First flight of the P-51 with the new Rolls Royce Merlin engine. Battle of Cape Esperance, off Guadalcanal, occurs.

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1939
Assassination attempt is made on Hitler by the Polish Army in Charles de Gaulles Square. The bomb failed to explode.
1940
Heavy bomber raids continue against cities at night. During the day fighter-bombers fly nuisance raids against coastal towns, airfields and other military targets.

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