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Diary September 26, 1942

German soldier hoists a Swastika flag at Stalingrad
A German soldier hoists a Swastika flag in a destroyed building in Stalingrad.
WW2 War Diary for Saturday, September 26, 1942:

Eastern Front

Stalingrad: German troops reach right bank of Volga in centre of city.

Air War

Western Europe: RAF high-altitude fighter sweep over France has to be abandoned due to severe icing (11 aircraft lost).


Russia: Wendell Willkie, speaking in Moscow, calls for launching of ‘Second Front’ without delay, ‘next year may be too late’.

Home Fronts

Britain: Death of Prebendary Carlile, founder of the Church Army, known as the ‘Archbishop of the Gutter’, aged 95.

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