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Diary December 28, 1939

Pilots and observers of a Ki-30 Chutai
Pilots and observers of a Ki-30 Chutai relax before a mission in China. Like other Imperial Army aircraft of the period these bombers are either gray or in natural metal finish. Escorted on their short-range missions by Ki-27 fighters, the losses of Ki-30 units were at first commendably low.
War Diary WW2 for Thursday, December 28, 1939:

China

Repeated Japanese bombing raids on Lanchow, vital Chinese military supply base (northwest China).

Finland

Winter War: Russian High Command orders preparations for coordinated, step-by-step assault on Mannerheim Line.

Sea War

Atlantic: German U-boat U-30 torpedoes battleship HMS Barham (slight damage).

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