Diary April 4, 1942

Russian Baltic Fleet trapped in Leningrad
The Russian Baltic Fleet trapped in Leningrad in winter 1941-42.
WW2 War Diary for Saturday, April 4, 1942:

Air War

Baltic – Operation Eisstoss (‘Ice Strike’): Ju 87 Stukas, Ju 88s and He 111s attack Russian Baltic Fleet in Leningrad. Battleships Oktyabskaya Revolutsiya and Petropavlovsk and cruisers Maksim Gorski and Kirov badly damaged.

Air War

Pacific: Destruction of Mandalay (Burma). Japanese bombers start huge fires in bazaar quarter of city, crowded with natives; trainload of RAF bombs explode. Approx. 2,000 killed.

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