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Diary September 8, 1941

petrol tanks in front of Leningrad are burning
For many days the petrol tanks in front of Leningrad are burning after hit by German aircrafts.
Diary for Monday, September 8, 1941:

Russian Front

Operation Barbarossa, SIEGE OF LENINGRAD (Day 1): Panzers of German Army Group North reach shore of Lake Ladoga, east of the city; Finns control Karelian Isthmus to the north and west. Finns capture Lodenoe Pole, on Leningrad-Murmansk railway. City’s central food store destroyed in air raid.
Russians recapture Yelna, near Smolensk.

Air War

Germany: RAF night raid on Kassel, centre of German locomotive and armoured vehicle production.

Home Front

Russia: 600,000 Volga Germans to be deported to Siberia.

Sea War

Baltic: Russian submarines commence regular supply missions to besieged garrison of Hango (3 lost, September – November).

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