Jump to content
COMBATSIM Forum

All Activity

This stream auto-updates     

  1. Yesterday
  2. Stans

    Saturday

    Morning y'all, clear skies and 74F. Expecting the sky to become cloudy, a high of 89F, and a good chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
  3. Stans

    Friday

    Yep, must be tough just to get air and there does not seem to be an end in sight for the fires.
  4. Donster

    Friday

    Man that must be a bitch to be breathing! Love those photos though!
  5. Donster

    Saturday

    Morning all. 66F under clear skies with 99% humidity. Mostly sunny with light northerly winds. High of 85F.
  6. MobilGas Ad - August 1943 1940: Further heavy raids by Luftwaffe on southeast England and southern London. Major damage is done to RAF airfields and fighter commands control system. British claim 144 Germans shot down, later revised to 67 with RAF losses of 33 planes lost but eight pilots safe. 1940: The last of the British rearguard in British Somaliland slip away in darkness, race into Berbera and embark on the morning. British bombers attack Italian units at Laferug and the airfield at Addis Abeba. Italian aircraft attack Berbera, but there are no more military targets. *Dusty Anderson 1941: Russians withdraw across the Dnieper River, allowing the 1st Panzer Group to establish a bridgehead across the river at Zaporozhe, in the Ukraine. 1942: Alexander replaces Auchinleck as C-in-C of the Middle East. Montgomery's appointment officially announced. Dusty Anderson - YANK Pinup Girl - October 27, 1944 1942: Japan sends a crack army to Guadalcanal to repulse the U.S. Marines fighting there. 1943: Portugal, invoking her 1373 alliance with Great Britain, agrees to allow Allied forces the use of the Azores Islands for naval and air bases. Dusty Anderson 1943: A U.S. cruiser and destroyer force shells Gioia, Taura and Palmi on the coast of Italy. 1944: Allied air forces fly 3,057 sorties against the Falaise pocket. Dusty Anderson 1944: The German Seventh Army moves across the Orme but 18,000 prisoners are taken. The Germans begin the evacuations of their troops stationed near the Spanish border and the Gulf of Biscay. 1944: The Red Army recaptures Sandomir in Galicia. Dusty Anderson 1944: A Japanese escort carrier is sunk by a U.S. submarine off northwestern Luzon, Philippine Is. A Japanese cruiser is sunk by a U.S. submarine east of Samar, Philippine Is. Dusty Anderson *Ruth Edwin Anderson was born on December 17, 1918 in Toledo, Ohio. She began her career as a model, working for Fashion Czar/Modeling agent Harry S. Conover, who renames her Dusty sometime in the early 1940's. She made her motion picture debut in a minor role as one of the cover girls in the 1944 Columbia Pictures production of "Cover Girl" starring Rita Hayworth, and again appeared with Hayworth in "Tonight and Every Night" (1945). Over the next three years Anderson appeared in another eight films, usually in secondary roles, including a stint in the music Western "Singing on the Trail" (1946), where she performs Hayworth's pièce de résistance "Put the Blame on Mame". During World War II she was one of a number of actresses who became a pin-up girl, appearing in the October 27, 1944 issue of the United States Military's YANK magazine. Her first husband, Charles Mathieu, was a U. S. Marine Corps Captain when she married him. (1941 - 1945) (divorced) Dusty Anderson married Romanian-born director Jean Negulesco in 1946 and retired from acting. Four years later, her final screen work was an uncredited role in one of her husband's films. The couple eventually left their Beverly Hills digs and moved to the Spanish Island of Majorca. After retiring from pictures, she became an avid painter; she had many showings of her works of art. She had two adopted daughters, Gaby and Tina, both fathered by Negulesco. Dusty remained married to Negulesco until his death in 1993. Studebaker Ad - August 1945
  7. Last week
  8. The Dude

    Friday

    Today's forecast: Bladerunner Some funny (and disturbing) pictures circulating around town: Basically your before and after (in reverse order): Another view of the smoke from yesterday: This made me laugh. The smoke makes the Calgary Tower look like a space ship: War of the Worlds? And this pretty much says it all in a nutshell:
  9. Stans

    Friday

    Morning y'all, clear skies and 73F. Expecting another hot and humid day with partly cloudy skies and a high of 95F.
  10. Stans

    Aretha Franklin, 'Queen of Soul,' dead at 76

    Truly one of the great voices of 20th century American music. She will be missed.
  11. Donster

    This Day in WWII 15 August 1940 - 1945

    Well it was no picnic.
  12. Donster

    Friday

    Morning all. 68F under overcast skies and 100% humidity. Isolated showers this morning, otherwise partly cloudy. High of 83F.
  13. E. R. Squibb & Sons Ad - August 1943 1940: Hitler announces that a total maritime blockade is to be placed around Britain, with any neutral ships transporting cargo to Britain to be sunk without warning. 1940: Axis financial meeting decides Berlin will replace London as European financial centre after victory. *Gale Robbins 1940: Duke of Windsor sworn in as governor-general of Bermuda. 1940: British warships bombard Italian ports in Libya. The 5th Indian Division is deployed to the defense of Sudan. Gale Robbins - YANK Magazine - April 21, 1944 1941: Army Group North in its drive toward Leningrad captures Narva. The Romanians seal off and begin a siege of the Black Sea port of Odessa. 1941: Sinking of the US-Panama freighter Sessa. Gale Robbins 1941: The USA reply's to Admiral Nomura's proposals of the 6th August, rejecting any high level meeting until the present differences between Japan and the USA have been resolved. 1942: The first all-American bombing raid in Europe is conducted against Rouen by Eighth USAAF. Gale Robbins 1942: The Germans claim to have reached the Don, less than 100 miles from Stalingrad. Fighting starts in foothills of the Caucasus. 1942: US Marine Raiders attack Makin Island in the Gilbert Islands from two submarines. Quaker State Ad - August 1943 1943: The first Quebec summit opens with the allied plans for the invasion of France being approved by Roosevelt and Churchill. 1943: 597 RAF bombers attack Peenemunde on the Baltic coast, the birthplace of the 'V' weapons. 376 B-17's and B-24's of the US 8th Air Force carry out double raids against the ball-bearing plants at Schweinfurt and the Messerschmitt fighter works at Regensburg, losing 80 aircraft in the process. Gale Robbins 1943: German and Italian forces successfully evacuate Sicily across the Strait of Messina, with little interference by the Allies. This allows Montgomery and Patton enter Messina. The whole of Sicily is now in allied hands. The shelling of the Italian mainland from Messina begins. 1943: Heavy US air attacks on the Japanese airfields at Wewak on the North coast of New Guinea, with 215 Japanese planes destroyed for loss of just six USAAF aircraft. 1943: In New Guinea, a Japanese plane is hit during a raid and crashes into a church. The chaplain is killed and several soldiers attending the service are injured. Gale Robbins 1944: The remnants of the Vichy French regime in the French capital take flight for Germany as the Resistance comes out into the open and seizes strong points throughout the city. They establish a comic-opera "government-in-exile" in the German city of Sigmaringen until the end of the war. The Citadel at St. Malo surrenders after heavy fighting. Falaise falls to the Canadians and Monty orders the pocket to be sealed. U.S. armor frees Chartres, Orleans and Chateaudun. Field Marshal Model takes over command of German forces in the West from Field Marshal von Kluge who committed suicide because of his involvement in the 20th July bomb plot. Marshal Petain and his staff are interned at Belfort by order of the Führer. The Vichy French government under Premier Laval resigns. 1944: The mayor of Paris, Pierre Charles Tattinger, meets with the German commander Dietrich von Choltitz to protest the explosives being deployed throughout the city. 1944: The Russians reach the East Prussian/Lithuanian border. Bob Hope USO Show - Fritzlar, Germany (Hesse) July 26, 1945 - Gale Robbins on stage with Bob Hope. 1945: U-977 arrives in River Plate estuary and surrenders. The 600-ton U-boat left Kiel on the 13th April. 1945: Three of the Emperor's family are dispatched to China to carry the news of cease-fire to Japanese troops still fighting there. Gale Robbins 1945: Upon hearing confirmation that Japan has surrendered, Sukarno proclaims Indonesia's independence. 1945: The country of Korea is divided between the United States and the Soviet Union.The Soviets will control everything north of the thirty-eighth parallel, while the United States will oversee the southern portion. Gale Robbins *Little known singer/actress Gale Robbins was a knockout-looking hazel-eyed redhead who made a slight dent in post-war Hollywood. Born Betty Gale Robbins in Chicago, Illinois (some say Mitchell, Indiana) on May 7, 1921, she was the daughter of Arthur E. and Blanche Robbins, and educated at Chicago's Jennings Seminary at Aurora, Illinois and Flower Tech. Gale had a natural flair for music and appeared in glee clubs and church choirs in the early days. She graduated from her Chicago high school in 1939. She started out in entertainment as a model for the Vera Jones Modeling School in Chicago, but her singing talents soon took over. Signed by a talent agency, she sang with Phil Levant's outfit in 1940 and later teamed with some male singers for a swing band that called themselves "The Duchess and Her Dukes." She went on to work with some of the top radio and live 'big bands' of that era including the Ben Bernie, Jan Garber and Hal Kemp orchestras. 20th Century-Fox caught sight of this slim looker and quickly signed her up, her first film being the pleasant time-filler "In the Meantime, Darling" (1944). A semi-popular cheesecake pin-up, Gale appeared on the cover of "Yank, The Army Weekly" in 1944 and toured with Bob Hope in Europe the next year. Her post-war parts, mostly sultry second leads, were typically lightweight in nature. She was often lent out to other studios and not always in a singing mode. Gale's better known film work includes "Race Street" (1948), "The Barkleys of Broadway" (1949), "Three Little Words" (1950), "The Fuller Brush Girl" (1950) and "Calamity Jane" (1953). Gale Robbins Gale went on to host the "Hollywood House" (1949) and also appeared on "The Colgate Comedy Hour" (1950) in 1951. In the late 50s the gal with the smooth and sexy vocal style released an easy-listening album ("I'm a Dreamer") for the Vik Label backed by Eddie Cano & His Orchestra. She covered such standards as "Them There Eyes" and "What Is This Thing Called Love." After her final film appearance in "Quantrill's Raiders" (1958) and a few additional TV parts, Gale phased out her career to focus full-time on raising her family. Married to her high school sweetheart Robert Olson in December of 1943 while he was serving in the Air Force, her husband turned to construction engineering as a career and they had two children. After he was tragically killed in a 1968 building accident, Gale, left with two daughters to raise, decided to make a comeback of sorts. Besides appearing in nightclubs, she was glimpsed in the film "Stand Up and Be Counted" (1972) and appeared on stage in Stephen Sondheim's musical "Company" in 1975. Gale Robbins died of lung cancer on February 18, 1980 (aged 58) in Los Angeles, California. Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Ad - August 1945
  14. mikew

    This Day in WWII 15 August 1940 - 1945

    No, they really did fight each other. I've just checked and it's on wikipedia so it must be true... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Cottage
  15. Aretha died Thursday of advanced pancreatic cancer. RIP Miss Franklin. A great talent and a lady besides.
  16. Donster

    This Day in WWII 15 August 1940 - 1945

    Naw, just had a camp out!
  17. mikew

    F22 ADF Extracted-Working

    The name sim14cj indicates a training mission, so I guess the JSOW just wasn't fully implemented at the release of ADF. It's a good idea to look at ADF though, as a lot of stuff like ships, trains and the majority of ground vehicles don't appear in TAW except in the training missions.
  18. mikew

    This Day in WWII 15 August 1940 - 1945

    Since there was a lack of Japanese, didn't they end up fighting each other?
  19. Donster

    Wednesday

    Sorry to hear you guys are in desperate need of rain. We here in Iowa are getting the haze from the fires out west.
  20. Donster

    Thursday

    Morning all. 67F with scattered clouds and fog. 100% humidity. Received 2.2 inches of rain yesterday. Scattered showers/storms likely, mainly after noon and very humid. High of 81F.
  21. Camel Cigarette Ad - August 1944 1940: Luftwaffe again raids southern England. 1940: Death of Hector Bywater, author of 1925 Great Pacific War. *Faith Domergue 1941: Stalin acknowledges UK and US aid plan and agrees to the 'apportionment of our joint resources'. Anglo-Soviet exchange agreement signed. 56th Panzer Korps of Panzer Group 4 takes Novgorod on the road to Leningrad. German and Romanian forces of Army Group South captures Nikolaev, an important Soviet naval base on the Black Sea. 1943: U.S. troops enter Messina in North eastern Sicily in a final push to clear the island. Axis evacuation of 100,000 troops has been completed. Faith Domergue 1943: The Red Army launches an offensive against the Mius line toward Stalino. 1943: The Bialystok Ghetto is liquidated. Faith Domergue 1944: Radio Paris, the German-controlled collaborationist radio station, goes off the air. General de Lattre de Tassigny's French First Army begins to land in force in southern France. Hitler orders the withdrawal of all German forces in southern France. The French Resistance steps up its attacks on German posts along the Swiss border, assaulting Machilly, Saint-Julien and Valleiry. The first two surrender with minimal bloodshed, but the 20 German customs officers at Valleiry are shot out of hand by resistants following their surrender, along with two French women who were with them. A German relief column arrives too late, shooting seven civilians and burning 20 houses in retaliation. Faith Domergue 1944: Japanese resistance in Northeast India ends. 1945: Lieutenant General Jonathan Wainwright, who was taken prisoner by the Japanese on Corregidor on May 6, 1942, is released from a POW camp in Manchuria by U.S. troops. Faith Domergue *Born in New Orleans, Domergue (last name was properly pronounced "Dah-mure," but was often mispronounced "Dommer-gue) was adopted by Annabelle Quimet and Leo Domergue when she was six weeks old (she found out later in life that she was adopted and that she was of Irish and English ancestry). The family moved to California in the 1930s where Domergue attended Beverly Hills Catholic School and St. Monica's Convent School. While still in high school, she was signed to Warner Bros. where she made her first onscreen appearance in "Blues in the Night" (1941). After graduating in 1942, Domergue continued to pursue a career in acting but after sustaining injuries in a near-fatal car accident, her plans were put on hold. While recuperating from the accident, she attended a party aboard Howard Hughes' yacht. Hughes was taken by Domergue and bought out her contract with Warner Bros., and signed her to a three picture contract with RKO. After an unsuccessful, long-delayed premiere in the film "Vendetta" (1950), Domergue left Hughes. She later freelanced in a number of films, including film noir "Where Danger Lives" (1950) (as a femme fatale opposite Robert Mitchum), westerns "The Duel at Silver Creek" (1952), "The Great Sioux Uprising" (1953), "Santa Fe Passage" (1955) and also in 1955, three sci-fi/monster films "It Came from Beneath the Sea", "This Island Earth" and "Cult of the Cobra". Faith Domergue sultry promotional still from "The Duel at Silver Creek" with Audie Murphy Domergue later made films in England "The Atomic Man" (1955) and Italy, and a last sci-fi foray in the Russian film "Voyage to a Prehistoric Planet", in 1965. In the late 1950s and 1960s she made many appearances on popular television series, including "Have Gun Will Travel", "Bonanza", "Perry Mason", and "The Rifleman". By the late 1960s, Domergue had lost interest in acting as a career, and her last acting appearances were mainly in low-budget 'B' horror movies. She began traveling to Rome, Italy in 1952, and lived there for extended periods of time. She moved there permanently in 1968, and remained an expatriate in Rome, Geneva, Switzerland, and Marbella, Spain until the death of her Roman husband, Paolo in 1991. In 1941, Domergue began an on-off relationship with Howard Hughes. After discovering that Hughes was also seeing Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, and Lana Turner, the couple broke up in 1943. She later wrote a book about her relationship with Hughes entitled My Life with Howard Hughes (1972). In 1946, Domergue married bandleader Teddy Stauffer. The marriage lasted six months, ending in 1947. That same year, she married director Hugo Fregonese with whom she had two children. The couple divorced in 1958, and Domergue went on to marry third husband John Anthony in 1961. Her third marriage lasted less than a year. In 1966, she married Paolo Cossa, with whom she remained until his death in 1996. On April 4, 1999, Domergue died of cancer in Santa Barbara, California, at the age of 74. TRIVIA: Trade Mark: She spoke with a lisp. In the 2004 Howard Hughes biopic film The Aviator, Domergue was played by Kelli Garner. She spoke French, Spanish and Italian well. Children with Hugo Fregonese: Diana Maria (b. 1 January 1949) and John Anthony (b. 22 August 1951). John is co-principal of urban planning firm Fregonese-Calthorpe Associates in Portland, Oregon. Chesterfield Cigarette Ad - August 1944
  22. Stans

    Thursday

    Morning y'all, clear skies and 69F with increasing humidity. Expecting today to be hot and humid. Partly cloudy skies and a high of 93F, the heat index will be over 100F. Even hotter tomorrow.
  23. Old Guy

    Wednesday

    Same here, man. Haze obscuring the mountains. Lightning caused fires all around. OG
  24. The Dude

    Wednesday

    68F today, but the smoke from the British Columbia forest fires has reduced the sun to a dark orange disc in the sky. We need rain! Check out the 3-day smoke map forecast Smoke Forecasts
  25. Donster

    Wednesday

    Morning all. 72F under overcast skies. Scattered storms possible. Cooler today but still humid with a high of 79F.
  26. Stans

    Wednesday

    Morning y'all, clear skies and 68F. Expecting a mostly sunny day and a high of 91F.
  27. Campbell Soup Company Ad - August 1943 1940: Although 'Eagle Day' was the 13th August, due to poor results, Goering decides that the 15th August with instead be known as 'Eagle Day'. The Luftwaffe launches its greatest attacks so far against the RAF's airfields, involving more than 1,000 German planes and 1,786 sorties. The Luftwaffe lost 76 aircraft, although these were mainly from Luftflotte 5 which made diversionary attacks from Norway, while the RAF lost 35 fighters and its airfields suffered heavy damage. Twenty German JU88 aircraft from Denmark attack Driffield, Yorkshire, destroying ten Whitley aircraft on the ground. 1942: The first foreign newspaper since the Revolution appears in Russia. Units of Army Group A reach the foothills of the Caucasus. *Marguerite Chapman 1942: The last of 6 remaining merchant of the Pedestal convoy, the tanker Ohio, with 10,000 tons oil on board is towed into Malta by three British warships. 1942: The Japanese submarine I-25 departs Japan with a floatplane in its hold which will be assembled upon arriving off the West Coast of the United States, and used to bomb U.S. forests. Marguerite Chapman 1943: 34,436 US and Canadian troops land on Kiska to find the island evacuated. 1943: Portsmouth has heaviest raid for two years when its bombed by 91 German planes. Marguerite Chapman 1943: The United States ships 60,000 alarm clocks to Britain, to be distributed to workers in war production plants to improve on-time performance. 1943: The Swedish government forbids all German traffic and transport from crossing over it's territory. Marguerite Chapman 1944: The allies launch Operation 'Dragoon', a combined assault on the South coast of France from Toulon to Nice. 9,000 airborne troops are landed, along with 90,000 by sea. Six towns and 2,000 prisoners are taken. About 200,000 Germans (23 divisions) are in the 40-mile long, 1l-mile wide (at narrowest point) Argentan-Falaise gap, but start to pull out as Anglo-Canadian troops resume the attack to the North. Adolf Hitler describes this as 'The worst day of my life'. 1944: Kluge's staff car is strafed. He is replaced by Model who retreats to the Seine. Featured in the "HUMP EXPRESS", the official weekly newspaper of the India-China Division (ICD) of the Air Transport Command (ATC) of the U.S. Army Air Force in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater of World War II - March 29, 1945 1945: Gasoline and fuel oil rationing ends in the United States. 1945: VJ-Day is declared in Britain and huge crowds cheer King and Queen en route to Westminster for the State opening of Parliament. The British release details of one of most closely guarded secrets of war, RADAR. 1945: The Japanese Government resigns and the war minister commits suicide. MacArthur becomes the Supreme Commander for Allied Powers in the Pacific. Marguerite Chapman *Born Marguerite Florence Chapman in Chatham, New York, she was working as a telephone switchboard operator in White Plains, New York when her good looks brought about the opportunity to pursue a career in modeling. Signed by the prestigious John Robert Powers Agency in New York City, the publicity she earned modeling brought an offer from 20th Century Fox film studios in Hollywood. She made her film debut in 1940, working for the next two years in small roles. In 1942, her big break came with Republic Pictures when she was cast in the leading female role in the twelve-part adventure film serial "Spy Smasher", a production that is considered by many as one of the best serials ever made. As a result, Chapman was cast as the leading lady in "Destroyer" (1943) with Edward G. Robinson and Glenn Ford and "Assignment in Brittany" (1943) opposite George Sanders. With America's entry in World War II, she entertained the troops, worked for the War bond drive and at the Hollywood Canteen. Marguerite Chapman During the 1950s Chapman continued to perform mostly in secondary film roles, notably in Marilyn Monroe's 1955 hit "The Seven Year Itch". However, with the advent of television she kept busy into the early 1960s with guest appearances in a number different shows including "Rawhide", "Perry Mason", and "Four Star Playhouse". Chapman was asked to play the role of "Old Rose" Dawson-Calvert in the 1997 James Cameron epic "Titanic" but poor health prevented her from accepting. For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Marguerite Chapman has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6290 Hollywood Blvd. Marguerite Chapman died on August 31, 1999 (aged 81) in Burbank, California. She was childless. TRIVIA: Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m) Spouse: G. Bentley Ryan (1948 - 1951) (divorced) J. Richard Bremerkamp (1964 - 1972) (divorced) Coca-Cola Ad - August 1945
  1. Load more activity
×