Falkland Islands: Falklands War – HMS Coventry is Sunk
On this day in 1982, during the Falklands War, the HMS Coventry was sunk by
Argentine Air Force A-4 Skyhawk aircarft.
The HMS Coventry was a
Type 42 (Sheffield Class) Destroyer in the Royal Navy, commissioned on the 10th November 1978. The Argentine bombing raid resulted in the loss of the Coventry, with 19 of her crew killed and 30 injured. The ship capsized before sinking not longer after.
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On this day in 1912, the Doolittle raid on Tokyo took place. 70 years on, four of the remaining raiders got together and remembered the raid.
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