WW2 War Diary for Friday, March 12, 1943:
Arctic: Murmansk Arctic Convoys abandoned for the summer by British Admiralty following alarming reports that battlecruiser Scharnhorst has joined battleship Tirpitz and heavy cruiser Luetzow in North Norway.
Central Sector: Russians occupy Vyazma (no resistance).
Britain: FW 190 fighter-bombers raid London.
Germany: 267 RAF bombers attacking Stuttgart and dropping 802t of bombs.
USA: British Foreign Minister Eden confers on Pacific War situation in Washington.