Diary for Monday, June 30, 1941:
Eastern Front: Elite German fighter wing JG 51 shoots down 100 Russian bombers attacking Guderian’s Panzers east of Minsk. The commander, Moelders, personally destroys 5 bombers. First air raid alert in Moscow (false alarm).
Germany: RAF daylight raids on Bremen and Kiel; Halifax bombers participate in the Kiel raid.
Vichy France: Government breaks off diplomatic relations with Russia.
Merchant shipping losses in June 1941: 104 Allied ships with 415,255 tons in Atlantic, 5 Allied ship with 16,770 tons elsewhere.
17 Axis ships with 58,425 tons in Mediterranean.
3 U-boats sunk in the Atlantic, Arctic or Baltic. 32 serviceable U-boats in Atlantic.