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Today in World War II History—September 21, 1941

 

Luftwaffe aerial photograph of the damaged Soviet battleship Marat in Kronstadt, leaking oil, 27 September 1941 (Luftwaffe photo, public domain via Wikipedia)

Luftwaffe aerial photograph of the damaged Soviet battleship Marat in Kronstadt, leaking oil, 27 September 1941 (Luftwaffe photo, public domain via Wikipedia)

80 Years Ago—Sept. 21, 1941: At Kronstadt, Russia, Luftwaffe Ju 87 Stuka bombers heavily damage Soviet battleship Marat (sunk by Luftwaffe Sept. 23) and sink Soviet destroyer Steregushiy.