Diary January 5, 1944

Soviet war victims.

Soviet war victims.

WW2 War Diary for Wednesday, January 5, 1944:

Eastern Front

Southern Sector: Russian 2nd UF drives salient into German lines at Kirovograd, south of Kiev (January 5-8).

Mediterranean

Italy: Lieutenant-General Leese appointed GOC British 8th Army. 5th US Army attacks ‘Winter Line’, east of Cassino.

Sea War

Atlantic: Last German blockade-runner (Burgenland) scuttled, en route from the Far East.

Occupied Territories

Denmark: Pastor Kaj Munk, Danish cleric and author, murdered by Germans; aged 45.

Air War

Germany: 348 RAF night raiders drop 1,100 t bombs on Stettin.

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