Diary July 16, 1941

Stalin's son during the interrogation

Stalin’s son during the interrogation by German officers.

Diary for Wednesday, July 16, 1941:

Eastern Front

Operation Barbarossa: Stalin‘s son, Lieutenant Jacob Dzhugashvili, captured by German soldiers.

Sea War

Baltic: Russian battleship Oktyabrskaya Revolutsiya and cruiser Kirov, with air support, bombard German-held port of Riga (Baltic).

Air War

Europe: Blenheim bombers (4 lost) carry out devastating low-altitude raid on shipping at Rotterdam. 12 ships hit, including former Dutch liner Baloeran.

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