Stuka

Vics of Ju 87 dive bombers

Geramn Ju 87 Junkers dive bomber Junkers Ju 87 Stuka Type: Two-seat German dive bomber. History Design of the Junkers Ju 87 Stuka dive-bomber and ground attack aircraft, by Dipl-Ing Pohlmann, began in 1933, and the Ju 87 V1 prototype first flew in early 1935. This was powered by a Rolls-Royce Kestrel engine and had twin rectangular fins and rudders, but the Ju 87 V2, flown in autumn 1935, was more representative of the production version, having a 610 hp Jumo 210A engine and a single tail. Following a 1936 pre-series batch of Ju 87 A-os, deliveries began in spring … learn more

War Diary September 16, 1939

campaign in Poland from September 16 to September 20.

WW2 War Diary for Saturday, September 16, 1939: Poland German ultimatum to Warsaw Garrison and civil population rejected. Polish air force bombers make final sorties. Politics Russia informs Poland that the Red Army will enter East Poland on September 17 ‘to protect the Ukrainian and White Russian minorities’. Sea War Atlantic: First U-boat attack on North Atlantic convoy. U-31 sinks SS Aviemore. Three major escorted convoys leave Halifax (Nova Scotia) for Britain, September 16, 17 and 23.

War Diary September 16, 1944

Tank destroyer with ompanying infantry on the Eastern Front

WW2 War Diary for Saturday, September 16, 1944: Russian Front Guderian counter­-attacks near Gulf of Riga with troops brought from far south of the Front, spear­headed by scratch panzers divisions of Colonel-General Stachwitz. Contact re-established between Army Groups Centre and North by September 26. Sea War Pacific: Japanese carrier Unyo sunk by US submarine Barb, in South China Sea. Occupied Countries Holland: Hendrick Colijn, ex-Prime Minister of Holland, dies in German custody; aged 75. Denmark: General strike (until September 21). Air War Europe: RAF bombs airfields in Holland and West Germany. Germany: RAF bombers attacking Kiel and dropping 1,448 t … learn more

War Diary September 15, 1939

Behind the front line in Warsaw 1939

WW2 War Diary for Friday, September 15, 1939: Poland Germans surround Warsaw and occupy Galician oilfields (southeast Poland). Sea War Atlantic: First British trans-Atlantic convoy sails from Kingston, Jamaica. Politics Rumania: Government to grant asylum to Polish civilian refugees. Military personnel to be disarmed and interned. Home Fronts Germany: Germans broadcast interviews with British and NZ airmen captured during Wilhelmshaven raid (see September 4, 1939).

War Diary September 15, 1944

Sherman tank pass Siegfried Line at Aachen

WW2 War Diary for Friday, September 15, 1944: Western Front Americans break through Siegfried Line, east of Aachen. FFI and Americans capture Nancy. Russian Front Polish 1st Army of 1st Byelorussian Front begins crossing the Vistula, from Praga to Warsaw proper (night September 15-16). Italy First infantry detachment of Brazilian Expeditionary Force joins 5th US Army. Sea War Pacific: Americans land on Morotai (west of New Guinea), Peleliu and Angaur (Palau Islands). Air War Smoke screen saves German battleship Tirpitz during Lancaster raid on Alta Fjord, in Arctic.