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Diary March 30, 1942

German soldiers in a trench on the Eastern front
German soldiers in a trench on the Eastern front.
WW2 War Diary for Monday, March 30, 1942:

Air War

Europe: 33 Halifax bombers (5 lost) attack unsuccessful battleship Tirpitz near Trondheim.

Eastern Front

Only 8 of the 162 German divisions are at full strength at conclusion of great Russian counter-offensive. The 16 Panzer divisions have grand total of only 140 serviceable tanks.

[tableX caption=”Eastern Front Losses (since June 22, 1941) ” colwidth=”33|33|33″ colalign=”left|center|center”]
, German, Russian
Dead or missing, “295,000”, “4,000,000 (incl wounded)”
Wounded, “823,000”, “(included in dead/missing)”
PoWs, “(included in missing)”, “3,500,000”
Tanks, “3,000 (1 Oct-15 Mar)”, “14,287”
Guns, “2,800+”, “25,212”
Planes, “2,000+”, “18,000”

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