WW2 War Diary for Thursday, October 5, 1944:
Germany: 16-year-old youths to be conscripted for military service. All hospitals placed under military control. Nazi party and Hitler Youth activities ‘cut to the bone’.
1st Belorussian Front attacks east of Memel; armored spearhead reaches coast near Palanga on October 10; German Army Group North isolated once again.
Allied forces cross Belgian-Dutch border north of Antwerp.
Germany: RAF Lancaster bombers fire-bomb Saarbruecken.
USAAF bombers attacking Cologne and dropping 649 t of bombs.
36 Linsen boats lost during attempted raid off river Scheldt (night October 5-6).