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Diary October 23, 1943

Kassel after the air raids in October 1943
Kassel after the air raids in October 1943, during which 63 percent of the apartments were destroyed and 120,000 inhabitants became homeless.
WW2 War Diary for Saturday, October 23, 1943:

Air War

Germany: 486 RAF bombers attacking Kassel and dropping 1,824t of bombs.


Italy: British 8th Army attacks across river Trigno, northwest of Termoli.

Sea War

Atlantic: Cruiser Charybdis sunk by German torpedo-boats off French coast. Destroyers Duncan and Vidette sink U-boat U-274 using ‘hedgehog’ depth-charge patterns.

Eastern Front

Southern Sector: Russian 4th Ukrainian Front captures Melitopol.

Home Fronts

Britain: Major-General Laycock appointed Chief of Combined Operations; one of only teo survivors from the ‘Keyes Raid’. (see November 17, 1941)

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