Diary January 27, 1944

Sailors and workers' militias Leningrad
Sailors and workers’ militias were also involved in the defence of Leningrad, as here in front of the Winter Palace.
WW2 War Diary for Thursday, January 27, 1944:

Eastern Front

Northern Sector: SIEGE OF LENINGRAD ENDS after 872 days.

Air War

Germany: Most concentrated night raid of the war on Berlin. 481 RAF bombers drop over 1,500 t bombs on target at rate of 75 per minute.
Mediterranean: Mediterranean Allied Air Forces established.

Occupied Territories

France: 39 aero engines destroyed in Resistance raid on Bronzavia plant, Lyons.

Siege of Leningrad Casualties:

Civilian Dead Military Dead
Russianc.1,200,000 - 1,300,000 c.100,000 - 200,000

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