War Diary September 30, 1944

German long range artillery gun at Calais

WW2 War Diary for Saturday, September 30, 1944: Air War Europe: Renewed RAF onslaught on Rhineland marshalling yards. Home Fronts Britain: Great celebra­tions in Dover, following news that all German cross-Channel guns have been captured. Sea War Merchant shipping losses… learn more

War Diary September 29, 1944

crew of a Russian mortar

WW2 War Diary for Friday, September 29, 1944: Russian Front Russian campaign by Leningrad Front and Baltic Fleet to recapture Moonsund Archipelago off Estonia (September 29-November 24): Russians land on Muhu Island (September 29); Russians land on Himmaa (October 3)… learn more

War Diary September 28, 1944

Lancasters were also used for tactical duties

War Diary of World War One for Thursday, September 28, 1944: Western Front Germans surrender Calais Citadel after further heavy bomb­ing by RAF. German frogmen attempt to blow up bridge over river Waal at Nijmegen (night September 27-28). Occupied Countries… learn more

War Diary September 27, 1944

German soldier on a knocked-out T-34

WW2 War Diary for Wednesday, September 27, 1944: Russian Front 2nd and 3rd Byelorussian Fronts make unsuccesful attempt to storm the ‘Sigulda Line’, northeast of Riga. Western Front British 2nd Army makes limited advances South of Arnhem. Air War Germany:… learn more

War Diary September 26, 1944

German paratroopers defending the frontier of East Prussia.

WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, September 26, 1944: Russian Front The Central Front stabilizes along line of Rivers Narew and Vistula. Russians have advanced 604 km since June 23 and virtually annihilated 25 divisions of German Army Group Centre. Home… learn more

War Diary September 25, 1944

Call for the 'Volkssturm'

WW2 War Diary for Monday, September 25, 1944: Western Front Remnants of British 1st Airborne Divison withdrawn over the Rhine by night, after suffering 7,000 casualties. Home Fronts Germany: Allies exhort estimated 12 million foreign workers and slave labours in… learn more

War Diary September 24, 1944

British paratroopers at Arnhem go into captivity.

WW2 War Diary for Sunday, September 24, 1944: Western Front Renewed efforts to save British airborne forces at Arnhem. Sea: War Arctic: Anti-submarine nets foil attempted U-boat attack on Russian battleship Arkhangelsk (ex-HMS Royal Sovereign). Mediterranean: British Aegean Force (including… learn more

War Diary September 23, 1944

destroyed British column

WW2 War Diary for Saturday, September 23, 1944: Western Front Successful German counter-attack north of Eindhoven. Air War Europe: RAF night raids on Münster and Neuss (east of Aachen). Lancaster bombers breach Dortmund-Ems Canal. Politics San Marino: The tiny republic… learn more

War Diary September 22, 1944

Two firemen fighting a fire after air raid on Kassel.

WW2 War Diary for Friday, September 22, 1944: Russian Front Russians capture Tallinn (Estonia). Western Front Germans surrender at Boulogne. Stolberg (east of Aachen) captured. Air War Germany: USAAF bombers attacking Kassel and dropping 1,517 t of bombs. learn more

War Diary September 21, 1944

Wounded British paratroopers in Arnheim

WW2 War Diary for Thursday, September 21, 1944: Russian Front Polish 1st Army forced to withdraw from its bridgeheads in Warsaw. Western Front Infantry of British 2nd Army tries to break through to Arnhem. Italy Greek and Canadian units of… learn more

War Diary September 20, 1944

German PoWs of British paratroopers

WW2 War Diary for Wednesday, September 20, 1944: Western Front Allied ground and airborne forces link up at Nijmegen. Polish Division reaches river Scheldt along 10-km front. learn more

War Diary September 19, 1944

Arrival of allied troops in Eindhoven

WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, September 19, 1944: Western Front Siege of Brest ends. Allies capture Eindhoven. Air War Europe: RAF night raids on Rheydt and München-Gladbach – key traffic centres behind Siefgried Line. Wing-Commander Guy Gibson, V.C., missing over… learn more