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This Day in WWII 22 May 1939 - 1945


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1939: Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini sign "Pact of Steel" forming the Axis powers.

1940: British cipher experts at Bletchley Park break the Luftwaffe Enigma code.

1940: The XIX Panzerkorps (Guderian) strikes from Abbeville toward Boulogne, Calais and Dunkirk along the Channel coast.

1941: Himmler establishes Norwegian SS on German lines.

1941: British blockade of Vichy France made complete.

1941: Heavy German air attacks on Crete sink the cruisers Fiji, Gloucester and the destroyer Greyhound. The Battleships Warspite and Valiant are damaged, but the Royal Navy breaks up German supply convoy.

1941: Fierce fighting continues as British troops begin to pull back from Maleme airfield towards Suda Bay in order to regroup and protect their main point of supply.

1941: British forces capture the last Italian stronghold in southern Abyssinia.

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1942: The 6th Army and Kleist's Panzer’s meets thereby pinching of the Russian salient Southeast of Kharkov.

1945: Montgomery is appointed as C-in-C of the British force of occupation in Germany and a British member of the allied control commission.

1945: ‘Sugar Loaf Hill’ on Okinawa is finally taken by U.S. troops after changing hands 11 times in the last few days.

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1939: Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini sign "Pact of Steel" forming the Axis powers.

Inferior quality and poorly tempered steel.

1940: British cipher experts at Bletchley Park break the Luftwaffe Enigma code.

A well kept secret during the war, the Nazi's never figured out that their encryption system had been broken.

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No, Ben Affleck only won the Battle of Britain, it was the P-51 that won the whole war. :lol:

Even though Adolf Galland jokingly asked Goering for a squadron of Spitfires, all his pilots really wanted P-51's. Yeah, I know, the P-51 had yet to see combat at the time, but his men just knew that the American built P-51 would win the war. :D

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Nope, strue! The P-51 won the war. :)

And the Hellcat was the best USN fighter of the war. :D

You just wait until Gunny sees that Stans, ain't a hole deep enough for you to hide in then...

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