Diary February 23, 1942

Russian infantry attack.
Russian infantry attack.
WW2 War Diary for Monday, February 23, 1942:

Eastern Front

Central sector: Russian troops recapture Dorogobuzh, east of Smolensk.
Southern sector: Russian troops reach river Dnieper in strength.


Mutual Aid Agreement between UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand.

Sea War

Pacific: Japanese submarine I-17 shells oil installations near Santa Barbara, California (night February 23-24).
North Sea: German heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen torpedoed off Trondheim by British sub Trident.


Philippines: Roosevelt orders General MacArthur to leave Bataan for Australia. General Wainwright takes command. MacArthur appointed C-in-C Allied Forces in Australia.

Home Fronts

Germany: Death of Prof August von Parseval, aeronautical engineer and inventor of the Parse val ‘kite balloon’ used on Western Front in World War One; aged 81.
Brazil: Stefan Zweig exiled Austrian author and his wife commit suicide at Petropolis; (Stefan) aged 60.

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