Diary May 20, 1944

V-2 before trial launch

V-2 before trial launch in Poland.

WW2 War Diary for Saturday, May 20, 1944:

Secret War

Occupied Poland: Experimental V-2 falls in river Bug. Polish Underground drive cattle into river to hide intact rocket from German troops. After dismantling, vital components are flown to London in RAF Dakota (July 25).

Air War

Western Europe: Nearly 5,000 Allied planes operate against 12 rail targets and 9 airfields in France and Belgium.

Mediterranean

Italy: Allies attack ‘Dora’ (or ‘Adolf Hitler‘) Line, south of Rome; Canadians break through, May 22.

Home Fronts

USA: Communist Party disbands.

Call of War
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