Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Day 746 September 15, 1941

Siege of Leningrad Day 8. Soviet 8th and 42nd Armies batter the flanks of German XXXXI corps pressing towards the Southern shores of the Gulf of Finland. Neither side gains the upper hand. Soviet Generals Shcherbakov and Ivanov, commanding 8th and 42nd Army, respectively, are on the verge of giving up and are replaced by Zhukov.

800 miles West of Ireland, U-94 sinks 3 stragglers from convoy ON-14; at 08.16 AM, British SS Newbury (all 39 crew and 6 gunners abandon ship in lifeboats, but are never found), at 8.38 PM, Greek SS Pegasus (all 29 crew abandon ship in 2 lifeboats, 1 capsizes drowning 16, 13 survivors rescued by a Swedish), at 11.48 PM, British SS Empire Eland (all 33 crew and 5 gunners abandon ship in lifeboats, but are never found).

Overnight, British destroyers Napier, Nizam & Havock make the round trip from Alexandria to Tobruk carrying supplies.

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