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This Day in WWII 17 February 1940 - 1945


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cv021741.jpg Cobina Wright Jr. (INFO ON COBINA WRIGHT JR.)

1940: Norway protests to Britain over violation of neutrality.

1942: German vessel disguised as a British merchantman is reported sunk by a U-boat off Azores.

1942: Japanese invade Bali, despite allied naval interception and bomb Darwin on Northern Australia.

nanwynn1.jpg Nan Wynn

1943: The Eighth Army occupies Medenine in southern Tunisia. 5th Panzerarmee's advance beyond the Kasserine Pass is temporarily suspended.

1944: German troops encircled in the Cherkassy pocket achieve a breakout, but at a heavy cost in men and equipment. The Russians claim the annihilation of the trapped German divisions at Korsun. They also begin to storm Krivoi Rog.

1944: U.S forces land on Eniwetok atoll in the South Pacific.

1944: Operation Hailstone begins as U.S. carrier-based planes bomb the Japanese naval base at Truk in the Caroline Islands.

1945: The U.S. Third Army launches a new offensive into Germany, having pierced the Siegfried Line on a 11-mile front.

1945: U.S. troops capture the whole of the Bataan Peninsula, which commands Manila Bay in Philippines.

1945: Gen. MacArthur's troops land on Corregidor in the Philippines.

1101410217_400.jpg Sir Andrew Cunningham (READ COVER STORY)

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