Diary January 31, 1942

corpeses of the starved people in Leningrad

Only in spring the corpeses of the starved people in Leningrad can be buried.

WW2 War Diary for Saturday, January 31, 1942:

Eastern Front

Siege of Leningrad: total number of deaths from starvation, typhus, dysentery, heart failure, etc., in January-February 1942 is more than 200,000. There is an out-break of cannibalism.

Southeast Asia

Burma: Japanese capture port of Moulmein.

Sea War

Pacific: Japanese land on Amboina Island.
Merchant shipping losses in January 1942: 26 Allied ships with 293,136 tons in Atlantic, 44 Allied ship with 123,771 tons elsewhere.
8 Axis ships with 40,274 tons in Mediterranean.
17 Japanese ships with 73,865 tons in Pacific.
1 U-boat sunk in the Atlantic, Arctic or Baltic (worldwide total of 3 losses), 10 new U-boats operational, total 244 U-boats of all types in service.

Call of War
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