Diary May 23, 1942

Destroyed Russian equipment in Barvenkovo Salient

Destroyed Russian equipment in Barvenkovo Salient. In front a Britsh Valentine lend-lease infantry tank.

WW2 War Diary for Saturday, May 23, 1942:

Eastern Front

Ukraine: Panzer spearheads trap 2 Russian armies in Barvenkovo Salient (Germans take 214,000 PoWs by May 31).

Home Front

USA: Grumman Hellcat naval fighter – designed to outclass Mitsubishi Zero – ordered into production one month ahead of prototype’s first flight (production begins in October while the Long Island assembly plant is still under construction !).

Call of War
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