Diary April 15, 1941

Panzer IV of the Afrika Korps is climbing a sand dune

A Panzer IV of the Afrika Korps is climbing on a sand dune with the advise of local Arabs.

Diary for Tuesday, April 15, 1941:

North Africa

Rommel’s Afrika Korps drives into Egypt, capturing Sollum and moving through Halfaya Pass.

Air War

Britain: Heavy night raid on Belfast, North Ireland (180 aircraft). 500 killed, 400 seriously injured; shipyards badly damaged. Dublin Fire Brigade renders assistance.
Germany: RAF night raid on Kiel (210 killed).

Neutrals

USA: Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 helicopter completes 1 hour 5 minutes endurance flight at Stratford, Connecticut, piloted by Igor Sikorsky.
Four men killed, 20 wounded in gun battle between striking coal miners and mining company officials near Middlesboro, Kentucky.

Call of War
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