This Day in History
Heinkel He III


On a day like today in 1942…

The Heinkel HE III proved to be an effective and important weapon for the Germans during World War II. By September 1942, they were first being deployed against Anglo-American convoys taking supplies to the northern Russian ports. They were produced in substantial quantity for both bombing and torpedo attacks.





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