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Diary June 27, 1942

Russian destroyer 'Soobrazitelnyi' takes survivors from sinking 'Tashkent'
The Russian destroyer ‘Soobrazitelnyi’ takes wounded and civilians on board from the hit and sinking ‘Tashkent’.
WW2 War Diary for Saturday, June 27, 1942:

Sea War

Black Sea: Russian destroyer Tashkent evacuates 2,300 wounded and civilians from Sebastopol; she is bombed repeatedly en route to Novorossisk, but transfers her passengers and reaches port before sinking.

Air War

Britain: Night raid on Weston-super-Mare (repeated June 28-29); serious fire damage.

Neutrals

Argentina: President Ortiz resigns because of failing eyesight. Succeeded by Dr Castillo.

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