Axis turn of January 30th, 1942
It seems that the situation in and around Karelia has finally drawn Stavka’s attention. The 3rd Siberian Corps was sent to push back the invaders East of Leningrad. Further South, the offensive that started about a month ago at the edge of the German salient into the front seems to be staling. OKH estimates that most of the Soviet troops in the area should not be able to sustain a serious offensive until a raining spring brings it to a halt.
German troops however have not bee idle and are pushing again, advancing toward Novgorod from the South. They are also advancing slowly toward Leningrad from the West after finally dispersing the 50th Rifle Corps in Narva and pushing back the 27th and 33rd armies.
In Crimea, the last German soldiers embarked for a perilous journey to Constanta protected by the remans of the Romanian navy and made it there safely.
In other fronts, Iraq capitulated quickly when British troops entered Bagdad. However, the rest of the country is far from been controlled properly and saboteur bands are active from North to South. In Germany, the Homeland itself was bombed for the first time when British bombers targeted the historical city of Linz doing moderate damage. OKW emited a very laconic, but clearly furious, order, demanding that OKL takes care of this insult to the homeland and make sure to improve the defenses all over the country.
In the Atlantic, the wolf packs had a good hunt sinking about 900 000 tons of merchant shipping and about 26 corvettes and frigates. The aircraft carrier Ranger also fell victim to a torpedo volley from U-148 of captain Mohr and will probably spend the next two months or so under repair.
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