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Diary August 28, 1943

Dornier Do 217 carrying a Henschel Hs 293 glider bomb
Dornier Do 217 carrying a Henschel Hs 293 glider bomb under the starboard wing.
WW2 War Diary for Saturday, August 28, 1943:

Sea War

Atlantic: British sloop Egret sunk by Hs 293 glider-bombs, launched from Do 217s (first used on August 25).

Eastern Front

Central Sector: Russian West Front attacks main defence line east of Smolensk.

Occupied Territories

Denmark: ‘Semi-collaborationist’ Government rejects German ultimatum calling for draconian measures against saboteurs and resigns. German C-in-C in Denmark takes over administration.

Home Fronts

Bulgaria: Assassination of pro-Axis Boris III, Tsar of Bulgaria, aged 49 by pro-Russian gunman. Succeeded by 6-year-old Simeon II, under 3 Regents (Prince Kyrill, Prof Filov and General Michov).

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