Diary January 19, 1942

Graves of German soldiers near the monument to the battle of Borodino

Graves of German soldiers near the monument to the battle of Borodino against Napoleon.

WW2 War Diary for Monday, January 19, 1942:

Eastern Front

Fall of Mozhaisk (night 19-20): Russian Guards and tank units capture town after house-to-house fighting. Germans retreating west towards Vyazma, harried at Borodino by Russian cavalry, ski troops and Ilyushin Stormovik aircraft.
Crimea: Germans recapture Feodosia.
Leningrad Front: 57°F of frost.

Sea War

Atlantic: Canadian SS Lady Hawkins sunk by U-boat with heavy loss of life.

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