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3 Jan 1940
  • American freighter Mormacsun was intercepted by the Royal Navy and diverted to Scotland for searches. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Soviet submarine S-2 was sunk after hitting a naval mine in the Sea of Aland; all 50 aboard were lost. ww2dbase [CPC]
Finland
  • Battle of the Raate Road: Troops of Finnish 9th Division continued to attack the Russian concentration along the Raate Road, they failed to cut the column but they did manage to pin down the Russians. Finnish troops focused on attacking field kitchens and bonfires to keep the Russians in the cold. Meanwhile, Finnish Colonel Siilasvuo dispatched another two regiment-sized task forces, traveling toward Raate Road on skis, to aid the assault. ww2dbase [The Winter War | CPC]
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