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Diary December 18, 1942


infantry marching in a snow storm
German infantry marching in a snow storm in the steppe of Southern Russia.
WW2 War Diary for Friday, December 18, 1942:

Eastern Front

Stalingrad: Hoth makes repeated attempts to force the river Myshkova, 40 km southwest of Stalingrad (December 18-23), but without success.

Air War

Europe: 74 Pe-2 bombers and 10 Il-2 Stormovik ground attackers, escorted by 28 Yak fighters, carry out devastating attack on Hoth’s Panzers at Karpovka, near Stalingrad.

Sea War

Pacific: Cruiser Tenryu sunk by US submarine Albacore in Madang Harbour, New Guinea.

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