War Thunder Chronicles 2016

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 Monday
11.04.2016
Tuesday
12.04.2016
Wednesday
13.04.2016
Thursday
14.04.2016
Friday
15.04.2016
Saturday
16.04.2016
Sunday
17.04.2016
Monday
18.04.2016
Tuesday
19.04.2016
Wednesday
20.04.2016
Thursday
21.04.2016
Friday
22.04.2016
Saturday
23.04.2016
Sunday
24.04.2016
Monday
25.04.2016
Tuesday
26.04.2016
Wednesday
27.04.2016
 Thursday
28.04.2016
 Friday
29.04.2016
Saturday
30.04.2016
Sunday
1.05.2016
Monday
2.05.2016
Tuesday
3.05.2016
Wednesday
4.05.2016
Thursday
5.05.2016
Friday
6.05.2016
Saturday
7.05.2016
✔Sunday
8.05.2016
9th May - Victory day!

Event Series - Chronicles of World War II

From April 11th to May 9th


Dear Players, on April 20th from 06:00 to 10:00 GMT all events, including the Chronicles series and Enduring Confrontation will be unavailable to play. The missions may not be completed during this time. We are sorry for the inconvenience.


 1st Day -  Battle of Britain

Monday | 11.04.2016

Available until 13.00 GMT on April 12th:

Battle of Britain: Late Convoy - AB
Battle of Britain: The hardest day - RB
Battle of Britain - SB

By the summer of 1940, the situation for the allies looked grim. German forces had advanced steadily through Poland, Holland and Belgium to then defeat France, and the Norwegian Campaign had seen a further major victory for the Third Reich. With Russia and the United States yet to become fully involved in the war against Germany, Britain stood alone to oppose the might of Hitler’s advancing forces.

Whilst the Royal Navy held a significant advantage over the German Kriegsmarine after notable victories in Norway, the British army and Royal Air Force had suffered significant losses in both Norway and France. With German forces now poised on the coast of Northern France, Britain steeled itself for the invasion it felt was sure to follow.

Hitler was well aware that a channel crossing would be nearly impossible to achieve, given the clear advantage held by the Royal Navy. Historians still debate whether Hitler ever truly planned to invade Britain or whether his actions were meant to beat Britain into submission; either way, the Luftwaffe was ordered to achieve air supremacy by eliminating RAF Fighter Command. The desperate battles which took place in the skies over Britain and the English Channel were proactively dubbed ‘The Battle of Britain" in an address by Winston Churchill on June 18th, 1940; the battle itself is now acknowledged to have taken place between July 10th and October 31st

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✔ 2nd Day - Eastern Front: German troops invade the USSR

Tuesday | 12.04.2016

Available until 13.00 GMT on April 13th:

Eastern Front: German troops invade the USSR - AB air
Eastern Front: German troops invade the USSR - RB air
Eastern Front: German troops invade the USSR - SB air

Eastern Front: tank attack  - AB
Eastern Front: tank attack - RB
Eastern Front: tank attack - SB

On the 23rd of June 1941, Kleist's 1st Panzer Group meets resistance from Russian armoured units in the Vladimir-Volynsk and Strumilovsk fortified districts. Launch an assault against the advancing armoured vehicles and open the way for further attacks on the invaders.

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✔ 3rd Day - Eastern Front: Beginning of the Battle of Smolensk, German Offensive

Wednesday | 13.04.2016

Available until 13.00 GMT on April 14th:

Beginning of the Battle of Smolensk - АB
Beginning of the Battle of Smolensk  - RB
Beginning of the Battle of Smolensk  - SB

German Offensive - AB
German Offensive - RB
German Offensive - SB

On the 26th of July, 1941, in the Dushatino district to the north of Smolensk, three battalions of the 46th Red Army Division mount a resistance. The Wehrmacht's 57th Tank Corps, in combination with the 35th Infantry Division, launch concentrated strikes towards Dushatino and Khlusy. They must break through the enemy defences and into their operational area.

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✔ 4th Day - Vyazma entrapment

Thursday | 14.04.2016

Available until 13.00 GMT on April 15th:

Battle of Volokolamsk - AB
Battle of Volokolamsk - RB
Battle of Volokolamsk - SB

Volokolamsk - AB
Volokolamsk - RB
Volokolamsk - SB

The 46th and 40th Motorized Corps of the 4th Panzer Group, attacking from southerly and easterly directions, begin to approach Vyazma.

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✔ 5th Day - War in the Pacific

Friday | 15.04.2016

Available until 13.00 GMT on April 16th:

War of the Pacific: Battle of Guam - AB
War of the Pacific: Battle of Wake Island - RB
War of the Pacific: Attack on Pearl Harbor - SB


The forces of the US Pacific Ocean battleship flotillas are concentrated at the Pearl Harbor naval base. Japanese aircraft launch an assault against the enemy's airfields and a subsequent attack against the battleships with the aim of destroying them.

The first attack on American troop positions fortified on Wake Island ends in failure. The Japanese launch a strike against defensive positions on the atoll and try to destroy the enemy's artillery positions.

On 10 December 1941, a Japanese assault force lands to the north of Agana on the island of Guam and quickly breaks the enemy's defences. Nonetheless, a few groups of defenders continue to mount a resistance.

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✔ 6th Day - Battle of Moscow

Saturday | 16.04.2016

Available until 13.00 GMT on April 17th:

Outskirts of Moscow - АB
Beginning of the Rzhev-Vyazma Operation - RB
Beginning of the Rzhev-Vyazma Operation - SB

Soviet Offensive - АB
Soviet Offensive - RB
Soviet Offensive - SB

On 23 January 1942, while launching a counteroffensive, the German "Centre of Gravity" battle group meets the 39th Infantry Regiment at Solomino north of the Rzhev-Molodoy Trud road. The Soviet troops must launch an attack against the concentration of German troops near the settlement of Solomino and continue their offensive.

Units of Red Army's 39th combined-arms army come upon German defensive lines to the west of Rzhev. The Soviet troops must launch an attack against the defending enemy and continue their offensive in the direction of Sychyovka.

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7th Day - War of the Pacific

Sunday | 17.04.2016

Available until 13.00 GMT on April 18th:

Atoll Assault - AB
Battle of Midway - RB
Battle of Midway - SB

American F4F-3 and F2A-3 fighters of the 221st Air Group take off to intercept Japanese bombers. The Japanese must intercept the American fighters and clear the way for an attack aircraft assault against the Midway atoll.

An attack of 108 bombers from the Kaga, Akagi, Soryu and Hiryu aircraft carriers on 4 June 1942 against airfields on the Midway atoll fails to destroy the American aircraft. The Japanese must launch an attack against the atoll and destroy the enemy aircraft preventing their troops from landing.

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8th Day - Stalingrad

Monday | 18.04.2016

Available until 13.00 GMT on April 19th:

Battles at the bend of the Volga - AB
Stalingrad: Counterattack - RB
Beginning of the Battle of Stalingrad - SB

Developing the offensive, which began as "Fall Blau" on July 17th, 1942, troops of the German Wehrmacht entered the outer approaches to Stalingrad. On July 23rd, 1942, the 16th Panzer and 113th Infantry Divisions attacked the Soviet 33rd Guards Rifle Division, which had taken defensive positions around a farm named "May 1st". The attackers are to deliver a heavy blow to the defending Soviet units and to continue the advance towards the centre of Stalingrad.

In the Summer of 1942, the German offensive against Stalingrad, which was supported by a large number of armored vehicles, moved towards the Volga river. On August 13th, 1942, a mechanized column of the Wehrmacht attempted to cross the Don near Lipologovsky-Kamensky. The Soviets need to assault the bridgehead of enemy vehicles and prevent the crossing of enemy troops.

Repelling the furious attacks of the German forces trying to capture Stalingrad during the events between July and November 1942, on November 19th the Soviet troops moved from defensive to offensive. By the morning of November 22nd, 1942, Soviet units of the 26th Tank Corps’ 19th Tank Brigade in conjunction with the forces of 157th Tank Brigade reached the outskirts of the Kalach city. The attackers must defeat any German resistance in the area and clear the way for Soviet troops to capture the city.

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✔ 9th Day - Malta: Operation "Pedestal"

Tuesday | 19.04.2016

Available until 13.00 GMT on April 20th:

The Siege of Malta - AB
The Siege of Malta - SB
Malta: Operation "Pedestal" - RB

Strengthening the defense of the island of Malta, Allied forces are still able to resist the attacking Italian and German forces. It is necessary for the Axis war effort to gain air superiority over the island, thus the attacking forces must utilize the full power of the German Luftwaffe and Italian Air Force to defeat the defending British fighters and to bomb any military targets.

In an effort to improve the dangerous supply situation on the island of Malta, in Summer 1942 the Allies were forced to send a convoy of 14 merchant ships and 44 warships towards the besieged island. By now the British ships have almost reached their destination. Goal of the Axis forces is to attack and destroy the British convoy and the supplies it is carrying.

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10th Day - Battle of the Caucasus

Wednesday | 20.04.2016

Available until 13.00 GMT on April 21th:

Battle of the Caucasus: The road to Grozny - AB
Battle of the Caucasus: The road to Grozny - RB
Battle of the Caucasus: Kuban - Capture Novorossiysk - SB

Battle of the Caucasus: Mozdok - AB
Battle of the Caucasus: Mozdok - SB
Battle of the Caucasus: Mozdok - RB

The Red Army’s 47th Army joined 56th Army and took defensive positions along the front line near the towns of Shapugskaya, Krymskaya, Troickaya, Slavyanskaya and Petrovskaya. Between those two armies, however, a gap has been spotted that is not defended with troops. The attackers must strike at this very weak point between the two Soviet armies and capture the city of Novorossiysk.

The advancing 3rd Battalion of 117th Infantry Regiment, a part of the Wehrmacht’s 111th Infantry Division, supported by 23 tanks of 23rd Panzer Division's 201st Armored Regiment, was confronted with fierce Soviet resistance during its march along the road to Mozdok. The attacker must deal a decisive blow against the Soviet tanks and proceed with the attack against Mozdok.

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✔ 11th Day - Africa

Thursday | 21.04.2016

Available until 13.00 GMT on April 22th:

Africa: Landing of  the British 8th Army - AB
Africa: Landing of  the British 8th Army - RB
Africa: Landing of  the British 8th Army - SB

Africa: The attack of the British 8th Army - AB
Africa: The attack of the British 8th Army - RB
Africa: The attack of the British 8th Army - SB

In the defensive battles of El Alamein the German troops under General Rommel suffered heavy casualties. By November 5th, 1942, only about 40 tanks were still operational. Through a concentrated blow against the German defenses, the British tank units must smash the remainders of the German armored vehicles and ensure victory for the Allied forces.

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✔ 12th Day - Guadalcanal

Friday | 22.04.2016

Available until 13.00 GMT on April 23th:

The Pacific War: In the skies over Guadalcanal - AB
The Pacific War: Guadalcanal - RB
The Pacific War: Guadalcanal - SB

On August 7th, 1942, US amphibious forces began landing on the island of Guadalcanal, encountering the resistance of nearly 3,000 Japanese soldiers defending the territory. It is necessary to suppress the Japanese shore batteries and assist landing Marines in resisting the forces of the enemy.

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✔ 13th Day - Stalingrad

Saturday | 23.04.2016

Available until 13.00 GMT on April 24th:

Beginning of the Battle of Voronezh - AB
Stalingrad - Operation Uranus - RB
Stalingrad - Operation Uranus - SB

Battle of Stalingrad - AB
Battle of Stalingrad - RB
Battle of Stalingrad - SB

After the defeat of 1st Romanian Armored Division on November 20th, 1942, the Soviet 5th Tank Army units clashed with the forces of 22nd Panzer Division of the Wehrmacht. On January 24th, 1943, Soviet troops attacked the German defenses south-west of the city of Voronezh. The 4th Red Army Tank Corps met stubborn resistance from the enemy.

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✔ 14th Day - Tunisia

Sunday | 24.04.2016

Available until 13.00 GMT on April 25th:

Event - AB
Battle of Tunisia - RB
Battle of Tunisia - SB

Event - AB
Tunisia - RB
Tunisia - SB

For the first half of the war the Allied 8th Army and Axis Panzer Army Africa battled back and forth across Libya and Egypt, until the arrival of General Montgomery and large quantities of Allied reinforcements. This resulted in the decisive Second Battle of El Alamein in October 1942, forcing Rommel's forces to retreat westwards towards Tunisia. Shortly afterwards Anglo-American forces launched Operation Torch, landing in French North Africa and pushing east to Tunisia from Algeria. German reinforcements were swiftly despatched and for the next six months battle raged for control of Tunisia, the last Axis toe-hold in Africa.

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✔ 15th Day - Caucasus

Monday | 25.04.2016

Available until 13.00 GMT on April 26th:

Battle of the Caucasus. Attacks around Myskhako - AB
Battle of the Caucasus. Attacks around Myskhako - RB
Battle of the Caucasus. Aviation encounters in Krymskaya - SB

Battle of the Caucasus. Counterattack - AB
Battle of the Caucasus. Counterattack - RB
Battle of the Caucasus. Counterattack - SB

On April 17th, 1943, the 5th Army Corps of the Wehrmacht launched an offensive against the Soviet bridgehead near the village of Myskhako. German aviation unleashed several groups of 25 bombers on the Soviet troops. 

On April 29th, 1943, the intensity of the air battles moved to the Cossack village of Krymskaya. The German 1st Air Corps of General G. Korten, together with friendly foreign squadrons of the Third Reich, tried to re-establish air superiority.

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✔ 16th Day - Sicily

Tuesday | 26.04.2016

Available until 13.00 GMT on April 27th:

Sicily. Strengthening of the Allies’ positions - AB
Sicily. Strengthening of the Allies’ positions - RB
Sicily. Operation Husky - SB

July 10th, 1943. Allied troops began landings on the island of Sicily. The 6th Italian army under the command of General Alfredo Guzzoni is trying to contain the Allied landings. 

July 14th, 1943. After completing the landing operation, the Allied troops begin to seize the island. However, the Italian troops have successfully managed to halt the advance of the Americans in the area from Naro to Castrofilippo. 

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✔ 17th Day - Kursk

Wednesday | 27.04.2016

Available until 13.00 GMT on April 28th:

Beginning of the Soviet offensive in the Battle of Kursk - AB
Beginning of the Soviet offensive in the Battle of Kursk - RB
Beginning of the Soviet offensive in the Battle of Kursk - SB

Battle of Kursk. Near the Kursk Salient - AB
Battle of Kursk. Near the Kursk Salient - RB
Battle of Kursk. Near the Kursk Salient - SB

According to intelligence reports, the Soviets have managed to concentrate considerable forces distributed in numerous fortifications in the path of the Wehrmacht's advance. The Luftwaffe’s 8th Air Corps consisting of 1,100 aircraft has an order to carry out a pre-emptive bombing attack on Red Army positions. A land based attack is scheduled for July 5th, 1943, immediately following the bombing mission. 

On July 27th, 1943, the Soviet 4th Tank Army commanded by general Badanov meets heavy German resistance in the suburbs of Bolkhov. 

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✔ 18th Day - Korsun

Thursday| 28.04.2016

Available until 13.00 GMT on April 29th:

Battle of the Korsun–Cherkassy Pocket: Counteroffensive - AB
Battle of the Korsun–Cherkassy Pocket - RB
Battle of the Korsun–Cherkassy Pocket - SB

Soviet troops deploy on the border of the USSR - AB
Soviet troops deploy on the border of the USSR - RB
Soviet troops deploy on the border of the USSR - SB


On 26th of January 1944, units of the German 14th Tank Division and 57th Infantry Division launch a counterattack against advancing subdivisions of Rotmistrov's 5th Tank Army. On 27th of January 1943, the Germans capitalize on their success by launching a concerted attack using three tank divisions from the south and an infantry group reinforced with tanks from the north, surrounding two Red Army tank corps. 

Near the city of Kamenets-Podolsky, troops of the 2nd Ukrainian Front under I.S. Konev take up defensive positions against the German 1st Panzer Army, blocking its path to the Prut river – the state border between the USSR and Romania.   

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19th Day - Pacific

Friday| 29.04.2016

Available until 13.00 GMT on April 30th:

War of the Pacific: Port Moresby - AB
War of the Pacific: Port Moresby - RB
War of the Pacific: New Guinea. Beginning of Conflict - SB

On 22nd of April 1944, the 163rd Regiment of the US Army's 41st Infantry Division land at Aitape, where they meet resistance from Japanese air and land divisions in insignificant numbers.

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✔ 20th Day - Normandy

Saturday | 30.04.2016

Available until 13.00 GMT on May 1st:

Normandy. War in Mid Air - AB
Normandy - RB
Normandy - SB

Normandy. War in Mid Air - AB
Normandy - RB
Normandy - SB

On 12 June 1944, German troops launch an attack between the Orne and Vire rivers, planned to cut off the group of Allied troops deployed there. 

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✔ 21st Day - Pacific

Sunday | 01.05.2016

Available until 13.00 GMT on May 2nd:

War of the Pacific: Battle of Saipan. Opposition - AB
War of the Pacific: Battle of Saipan - RB
War of the Pacific: Battle of Saipan - SB

 

The 43rd Division of the Imperial Japanese Army, numbering 31,000 troops under the command of Lieutenant General Y. Saitō, prepares to defend the island of Saipan. US Troops of the 2nd and 4th naval infantry divisions with the support of the 27th Infantry Division are ordered to capture the island. 

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✔ 22nd Day - Eastern Front

Monday | 02.05.2016

Available until 13.00 GMT on May 3rd:

Operation Bagration: Beginning - AB
Operation Bagration: Beginning - RB
Operation Bagration: Beginning - SB

Karelia. Svirsko-Petrozavodsky Operation - AB
Karelia. Svirsko-Petrozavodsky Operation - RB
Karelia. Svirsko-Petrozavodsky Operation - SB

Belorussian offensive  known as operation “Bagration” took place during the summer of 1944. The main goal was liberation of Belorussia, Eastern Lithuania and part of Poland. The German troops were struggling bitterly but they were not able to stop the advancing Red Army

On 6 June 1944, the 7th Tank Brigade in collaboration with the 127th Light Infantry Corps attacks Finnish defenses west of the Uoma settlement.

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✔ 23rd Day - Poland

Tuesday | 03.05.2016

Available until 13.00 GMT on May 4th:

Battle of Poland. War in Mid Air - AB
Battle of Poland - RB
Battle of Poland - SB

Battle of the Dukla Pass - AB
Battle of the Dukla Pass - RB
Battle of the Dukla Pass - SB

Three armies of the 1st Belorussian Front launch an attack on Warsaw no-man's land (Prague) defended by five German divisions, three of which are armored. Attack the German defensive positions with all your available tanks and break through to the banks of the Vistula river. 

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✔ 24th Day - Pacific

Wednesday | 04.05.2016

Available until 13.00 GMT on May 5th:

War of the Pacific: Skies Above Peleliu - AB
War of the Pacific: Skies Above Peleliu - RB
War of the Pacific: Skies Above Peleliu - SB

On 7 September, over 100 US aircraft advance to attack the Yap and Palau islands. 
On 15 September 1944, US naval infantry from the 1st Division's 1st Regiment prepare to land on "White Beach" on the island of Peleliu. 

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✔ 25th Day - Western Front

Thursday  | 05.05.2016

Available until 13.00 GMT on May 6th:

he Ardennes: Battle of Bastogne - AB
he Ardennes: Battle of Bastogne - RB
he Ardennes: Battle of Bastogne - SB

Battle of Hürtgen Forest - AB
Battle of Hürtgen Forest - RB
Battle of Hürtgen Forest - SB

At the end of December 1944, the 5th German Army under Hasso von Manteuffel is almost fully surrounded near Bastogne. 

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✔ 26th Day - Pacific

Friday | 06.05.2016

Available until 13.00 GMT on May 7th:

War of the Pacific: Skies Above Iwo Jima - AB
War of the Pacific: Battle of Iwo Jima - RB
War of the Pacific: Battle of Iwo Jima - SB

 

On 20 February 1945, Japanese troops continue to defend Mount Suribachi.  

The 27th Air Squadron under the command of Major-general Rinosuke Itimaru is the last obstacle in your path to air superiority above Iwo Jima.  

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✔ 27th Day - Western Front

Saturday | 07.05.2016

Available until 13.00 GMT on May 8th:

Battle of the Ruhr. Ai assault - AB
Battle of the Ruhr: Liquidating a surrounded force - RB
Battle of the Ruhr: Liquidating a surrounded force - SB

Battle of Cologne - AB
Battle of Cologne - RB
Battle of Cologne - SB

As of 12 March 1945, German troops have concentrated almost 430,000 men on the right bank of the Rhine under the command of W. Model, E. Busch and A. Kesselring. Allies need to bombard the most important bridges and communication hubs located on the Bremen, Paderborn and Koblenz line to cut off communications between the German troops defending the Ruhr industrial region and the rest of Germany.

On 15 April 1945, in order to accelerate the destruction of the surrounded force of Germans, US 1st Army troops advance into a corridor where they meet enemy tanks.

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28th Day - Western Front

Sunday | 08.05.2016

Available until 07.00 GMT on May 10th:

Berlin Suburbs - AB
Battle of Berlin - RB
Battle of Berlin - SB

On the Streets of Berlin - AB
On the Streets of Berlin - RB
On the Streets of Berlin - SB

On 25 April 1945, the 6th Guards Mechanized Corps of the 4th Guards Tank Army unites with troops of the 47th Army's 328th Division under General Perkhorovich and surrounds Berlin. The well-planned defense of the city causes problems for the Soviet troops. 

German infantry units supported by 6 heavy Tiger tanks from 56th Panzer Corps under General Weidling mounted a counterattack from Neuenhagen in an attempt to shell the Red Army's 111th Tank Regiment out of Hönow. 

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