Skip to comments.GERMANS WIDEN GRIP IN STALINGRAD, BUT RUSSIANS RETAKE SOME STREETS (9/19/42)
Posted on 09/19/2012 4:27:49 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
Heavy fighting in Stalingrad
Saturday, September 19, 1942 www.onwar.com
On the Eastern Front... General Yeremenko, commanding the Soviet Southeastern Front, reports that German forces have been consolidating their gains in the city of Stalingrad during the day. Towards evening German units pressed Soviet forces in the city center. Attacks from the south were repulsed. The Luftwaffe carried out about 300 sorties, focusing on the Red October area, the city center and Beketovka. Soviet ferries crossing the Volga were under heavy fire from artillery and mortars throughout the day.
September 19th, 1942
CHINA: US China Air Task Force B-25 Mitchells strike Lungling; the raid is ineffective due to bad weather but results in the discovery of much Japanese activity which further reconnaissance reveals as part of a heavy movement of enemy and supplies along the Burma Road toward the Salween front. (Jack McKillop)
NEW GUINEA: US Fifth Air Force A-20 Havocs and B-26 Marauders strafe and bomb the airfield at Lae. B-17 Flying Fortresses attack cargo vessels near Umboi (Rooke) Island between New Guinea and New Britain Island and a whaling vessel is strafed by fighters off Goodenough Island. (Jack McKillop)
New Caledonia: The Americal Division is reorganised into:
Mobile Command: including all combat troops (except 70th CA Regiment, Signal Corps units and Fighting French Forces)
Base command: including all service units (except Signal units)
Air Force Command: including all Army Air Forces units and units of other services assigned to Army Air Forces
Troops under direct control of CG Americal Division included: Division Headquarters Detachment, Headquarters Company, 51st Infantry Brigade, 39th MP Company, 70th Coast Artillery Regiment (AA), Signal Corps units and installations, and Fighting French Forces. (Yves J. Bellanger)
U.S.S.R.: Moscow erroneously reports the death of a top German general, Paul von Kleist, in the Ukraine.
GREECE: US Army, Middle East Air Force B-24 Liberators bomb the Pylos Bay area, Pylos Island and Khalones during the night of 19/20 September. (Jack McKillop)
FRANCE: Paris: In a further retaliatory measure, all places of entertainment are closed and non-German citizens are curfewed until midnight tonight.
GERMANY: U-476 laid down.
U-274 and U-734 launched. (Dave Shirlaw)
UNITED KINGDOM: Minesweeper HMS Aries launched.
Escort carrier HMS Slinger launched. (Dave Shirlaw)
ATLANTIC OCEAN: U-156 sank SS Quebec City.
U-512 sank SS Monte Gorbea.
U-516 sank SS Wichita.
U-552 sank ASW trawler HMS Alouette. (Dave Shirlaw)
U.S.A.: Escort carrier USS Chenango commissioned. (Dave Shirlaw)
CANADA: Minesweeper HMCS Brockville commissioned.
Minesweeper HMCS Winnipeg launched Port Arthur, Ontario. (Dave Shirlaw)
Lae is the airfield where Amelia Erhart took off from before disappearing.
She was airborne for around for 20 hours before contact was lost.
Stalingrad is one of the reasons people are so scared of urban warfare.
NAZI’s mass executions in France, what do you think the Vichy-ites thought of that?
Can you imagine a country losing 67% of its force? That would have to be demoralizing
Dieppe was so badly bungled. Sorry you Canadians suffered for it.
This looks to be just about as far as the Germans got in the city of Stalingrad.
Nice flag !!
I hoist that baby up the flagpole on our front lawn every July 1st and it stays there for the whole month. The neighbours don’t ask about it anymore. It’s nice when a flag tells a story, much like the Stars and Stripes does.
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