Diary September 13, 1942

German assault party at Stalingrad.

German assault party at Stalingrad.

WW2 War Diary for Sunday, Septenber 13, 1942:

Eastern Front

FINAL GERMAN OFFENSIVE AT STALINGRAD: Savage hand-to-hand fighting continues in city until November 18.

Pacific

Solomons – BATTLE OF BLOODY RIDGE: Japanese reinforcements attempt to storm Henderson Field; they are repulsed with severe casualties.

Home Fronts

Malta: The Governor, Lord Gort, presents George Cross (awarded to entire population in April) to Chief Justice at ceremony in bomb-battered Palace Square, Valletta.

Sea War

Arctic – German operations against Arctic Convoy PQ.18 (September 13-18): 10 ships are sunk by aircraft and 3 by U-boats, but Sea Hurricanes shoot down 7 raiders (20 German aircraft lost in toto); 3 U-boats sunk.

Air War

Germany: 100th RAF raid on Bremen (19 four-engined bombers lost).

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