Diary January 31, 1944

Battle Opera House

The ‘Battle Opera House’, the underground control center of a fighter division of the Reich Defence. Red dots for the enemy bombers and blue dots for own fighters are projected on the map, as they were detected one minute before by the radar stations.

WW2 War Diary for Monday, January 31, 1944:

Air War

Germany: 489 RAF bombers attacking Berlin and dropping 1,961t of bombs.

Sea War

Channel German E-boats attack Convoy CW.243 (2 ships sunk).
Merchant shipping losses in January 1944: 18 Allied ships with 43,009 tons in Atlantic, 13 Allied ships with 87,626 tons elsewhere.
95 Japanese ships with 355,368 tons in Pacific.
14 U-boats sunk in the Atlantic, Arctic or Baltic (worldwide total of 16 losses), 23 new U-boats operational, 471 U-boats of all types total in service.

Home Fronts

Australia: Commission established to investigate Japanese war crimes.

Occupied Territories

France:: Resistance blows up Ratier aircraft propellor works at Figeac.

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