Diary June 30, 1944

destroyed SS Tiger tank Normandy
Tiger tank of the SS Tank detachment 101 of the 2nd SS Panzer Division, probably destroyed by an air raid while moving on this street.
WW2 War Diary for Friday, June 30, 1944:

Air War

Western Europe: 250 Avro Lancaster bombers drop 1,000 t bombs on 2nd SS-Panzer-Division Das Reich and 9th SS Panzer Division, as they pass through village of Villers Bocage, near Caen.

Eastern Front

Central Sector: 3rd BRF captures Borisov.
Northern Sector: Finns in the Isthmus, supported by reinforcements from other sectors, German anti-tank units and Ju 87 Stukas, halt Russian onslaught.


USA: Government breaks off diplomatic relations with Finland.

Sea War

Allied navy losses since ‘D-Day’: cruiser Scylla and 9 destroyers.
Merchant shipping losses in June 1944: 22 Allied ships with 82,728 tons in Atlantic, 4 Allied ships with 21,356 tons elsewhere.
71 Japanese ships with 278,484 tons in Pacific.
25 U-boats sunk in the Atlantic, Arctic or Baltic (worldwide total of 26 losses), 12 new U-boats operational, 471 U-boats of all types total in service.

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