War Diary WW2 for Thursday, December 21, 1944:
BASTOGNE BESIEGED. US 101st Airborne Division and 10th Armored Division have to be supplied by air.
German convoy runs into minefield laid off Norway by FF submarine Rubis bringing her total numbers of sinking to 23 ships.
Switzerland: Death of Abbas Hilmi Pasha, last Khedive (Turkish Viceroy) of Egypt, 1892-1914; aged 70.