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Diary August 23, 1942

Air raid on Stalingrad
Air raid of the Luftwaffe on the oil port of Stalingrad.
WW2 War Diary for Sunday, August 23, 1942:

Air War

Eastern Front – STALINGRAD ‘TERROR’ RAID: 600 German bombers, Stukas and Ju 52 bomber/transports attack city throughout night August 23-24 (many crews make up to 3 sorties). Incendiaries start vast conflagrations. Approx. 40,000 killed; many thousands more flee across the Volga to shelter in caves and sewers.

Eastern Front

Stalingrad: Panzers reach right bank of river Volga, north of the city.

Sea War

Pacific: Japanese occupy Nauru Island and Ocean Island (August 26).

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