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This Day in WWII 27 October 1941 - 1943


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MartinAircraftAd-Oct1943.jpg Martin Aircraft Ad - October 1943

1941: In a broadcast to the nation on Navy Day, President Franklin Roosevelt declares: "America has been attacked, the shooting has started." He does not ask for full-scale war yet, realizing that many Americans are not yet ready for such a step.

1941: The Russians launch numerous counter-attacks around Moscow in an attempt to halt the German advance. 11th Army forces a breakthrough at Perekop, thus opening the gate to the Crimean peninsula.

Bridget%20Carr1.jpg *Bridget Carr

1942: Wolfpack 'Battleaxe' attacks Convoy SL-125 (37 ships) which is sailing from Sierra Leone to the UK. The attack begins off the northwest coast of Africa, not far from Gibraltar and continues until the 31st October 1942. During this time 12 merchants (80,005 gross tons) are sunk and 7 damaged. While the battle rages, the allies re-route all convoys associated with the 'Torch' landings in North Africa.

1942: The Soviet 37th Army is defeated in Caucasus.

Bridget%20Carr2.jpg Bridget Carr

1942: During the Second Battle of El Alamein, a counter-attack by the 21st Panzer-Division to push the attacking British forces back into the German minefields fails, costing them 50 Panzer's. This leaves the axis forces with just 81 operational tanks. (WATCH ITALIAN NEWSREEL)

1942: United States destroyers sink the damaged carrier USS Hornet to prevent her from falling into the hands of approaching Japanese ships. The Hornet has been in operation for only 371 days.

Bridget%20Carr3.jpg Bridget Carr

1943: Montgomery resumes the offensive in Italy.

1943: Field Marshal Von Kluge is invalided from command of Army Group Centre as result of a car crash.

Bridget%20Carr4.jpg Bridget Carr

*Bridget Carr was born on July 29th, 1928 in Toledo, Ohio. She attends Woodward High School, then moves to New York and attends the American Academy in New York City. In January of 1949 she leaves for Hollywood to sign a MGM contract. Bridget is to star in "Nancy Goes to Rio" when a spider bites her and puts her in a hospital with blood poisoning.

On February 14th, 1951 Bridget marries actor Bob Hutton, the ex of actress Cleatus Caldwell and cousin of Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton, on Valentine's Day in Tijuana, Mexico. Hes 30; shes 21. Its his fourth marriage and her first. They announce they will become parents in late January, 1952.

Bridget%20Carr5.jpg Bridget Carr

Bridget appeared in a number of films during her career. "Bedtime for Bonzo" (1951), "Gruen Guild Theater" (1951), "Little Egypt" (1951), "The Mark of the Renegade" (1951), "A Life of Her Own" (1950), "Annie Get Your Gun" (1950), "Crisis" (1950), "Key to the City" (1950), "Please Believe Me" (1950), "Summer Stock" (1950), "The Reformer and the Redhead" (1950), and "That Midnight Kiss" (1949).

MartinAircraftAd-Oct1944.jpg Martin Aircraft Ad - October 1944

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