Bad weather. Attack is relentless.There is no Airlift today. No Planes. No flights. No supplies delivered.

The Germans are suffering enormous casualties. The 76th Division, for example, was now reduced from its pre-Stalingrad strength of 10,000 men to now only 600. The Russians are advancing easily.

Since 25 November 1942 until today, 24,910 wounded soldiers have left the Stalingrad pocket by plane. Also, the Luftwaffe Airlift has only averaged bringing in 105 tons per day even though a minimum of at least 550 tons a day was needed.

In the City Ruins, the Germans adopted a simple defense of fixing wire nets over all windows to protect themselves from grenades. The Soviets responded by fixing fish hooks to the grenades so they stuck to the nets when thrown.



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