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Diary March 9, 1943

Munich after the night bombing raid

Munich after the night bombing raid from March 9, 1943.
WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, March 9, 1943:

Air War

Germany: Night raid on Munich by 217 bombers {500 t bombs); Nymphenburg Castle damaged.

Eastern Front

Southern Sector: Russians withdraw from Krasnodar (Donets Basin) and Barvenkovo.


Tunisia: Von Arnim succeeds Rommel in Tunisia; Rommel leaves Africa.

Sea War

Indian Ocean: 3 trapped German merchant ships scuttled at Marmagao (Portuguese India) by British commandos of the Calcutta Light Horse in SOE operation to stop radioing of shipping movements to U-boats in the Indian Ocean. Not made public till 1978.

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