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Diary June 23, 1944

Begin of the Russian summer offensive in Byelorussia
Begin of the Russian summer offensive in Byelorussia; attacking infantry with tank support.
WW2 War Diary for Friday, June 23, 1944:

Sea War

Channel: British MTBs virtually destroy German convoy near Cherbourg.

Eastern Front

Northern Sector: Russian Marines land behind Finnish lines north of lake Ladoga. Colonel-General Dietl, commander of German forces on Arctic front, killed in air crash; aged 54.

[tableX caption=”Byelorussia: Opposing Forces” colwidth=”40|30|30″ colalign=”left|center|center”]
, Russian, Germans
Soldiers, “1,200,000 (124 divisions)”, 63 divisions
Guns and mortars, “31,000”, “10,000”
Tanks and assault guns, “5,200”, 900
Planes, “6,000”, “1,300”

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