Jump to content

This Day in WWII 06-16-1940 - 1944


Donster
 Share

Recommended Posts

cv061641.jpg British Navy in U.S.

1940: U-101 sinks the British merchant ship Wellington Star in the Bay of Biscay.

1940: French front cracking as the Germans break through in Champagne to Dijon, with units of XIX.Panzerkorps reaching Besancon on the Swiss border. German forces, supported by heavy artillery and Stuka dive bombers, continue their assault against the Maginot Line on a broad front. The French government of Paul Reynaud resigns and is replaced by one led by Marshal Petain who immediately appoints Weygand as Minister of National Defence. 57,000 British troops are evacuated from Nantes and St. Nazaire.

1940: The British submarine Grampus is sunk by four Italian torpedo boats off Syracuse, Sicily.

1940: The Red Army occupies Latvia and Estonia. Tens of thousands of "hostile' natives and their families are rounded up and deported to NKVD prison camps around the Soviet Union.

1941: The US State Department orders the closing by the 10th July of all German consular offices and tourist agencies in the United States. Italians closed down on 19th June.

1941: British unemployment figures for May lowest yet at 243,656 out of work, 400,000 less than a year ago.

1941: The British attempt to continue their offensive, but suffer heavy tank losses to German 88mm Flak guns.

1942: Lieutenant General Ritchie gives General Norrie permission to withdraw XXX Corps past Tobruk and as far as Mersa Matruh to re-equip. General Gott's XIII is ordered to take up defensive positions on the Egyptian frontier. This left the city exposed to another siege, for which its defenses were inadequate, having been allowed to deteriorate during the winter.

1943: 93 out of 94 Japanese planes are destroyed during a massive attack on allied shipping around Guadalcanal.

1944: The real flying bomb offensive on Britain begins as 95 V1's cross the coast before 6am and a total of 244 reaching England that day. The German press calls it the ‘beginning of the day of vengeance’.

1944: The Eighth Army captures Foligno and Spoleto, east of Orvieto and approach Perugia.

1944: U.S. Marines repulse the Japanese counter-attacks on Saipan.

1101410616_400.jpg General Chen Chang

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1943: 93 out of 94 Japanese planes are destroyed during a massive attack on allied shipping around Guadalcanal.

Any idea what kind of planes the allies were using , Wildcat , Corsair , Hellcat ??

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...