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Diary September 21, 1943

X-Craft midget submarine
British X-Craft midget submarine.
WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, September 21, 1943:

Sea War

Arctic: German battleship Tirpitz disabled by ‘X-Craft’ (British midget submarines) in Alta Fjord, North Norway.
Pacific: Australian commandos enter Singapore Harbour in canoes and sink 2 Japanese transports (Operation Jaywick).

Mediterranean

Italy: British 8th Army captures Potenza – important road junction in central South Italy.

Eastern Front

Southern Sector: Red Army captures Chernigov.

Home Fronts

Britain: Churchill describes Salerno landings as ‘the most daring amphibious operation we have yet undertaken’.

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