Diary July 27, 1943


Two of the approx. 55,000 victims of the Fire Storm at Hamburg

Two of the approx. 55,000 victims of the Fire Storm at Hamburg are these smothered air raid helper with a little boy.

WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, July 27, 1943:

Air War

Germany – OPERATION GOMORRHA: FIRE STORM ENGULFS HAMBURG. Numerous major fires started 3 nights earlier are stoked up by renewed bombing by 722 RAF bombers (17 lost; 2,312t bombs) into single raging inferno.

Sea War

Pacific Battle of the Pips: US battleships Mississippi and Idaho engage imaginary ‘Japanese battleships’, spotted on radar near Aleutians (the only other vessels in the area are Japanese submarines).

Home Fronts

Britain: Churchill declares in the Commons that if new Italian Government does not surrender ‘Italy will be seared and scarred and blackened from one end to the other.’

Supremacy 1914

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