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This Day in WWII 07-11-1940 - 1944


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1940: Lord Beaverbrook, Minister for Aircraft Production, says ‘the sky is the limit’ for plane purchases from US, with spending running at £2.5 million per day on aircraft.

1940: Marshal Petain replaces President Lebrun and proclaims himself ‘Chief of French State’ of the French Republic.

1940: Admiral Raeder, C-in-C of the German Navy expresses his reservations about any invasion of Britain.

1941: Stalin replaces 3 major Soviet commanders appointing Voroshilov for the northern, Timoshenko for the central and Budjenny for the southern fronts. Armoured units of Panzer Group 1 advance within 10 miles of Kiev.

1941: Vichy government rejects Syrian armistice terms but Dentz accepts.

1942: In the longest bombing raid of World War II, 1,750 British Lancaster bombers attack the Polish port of Danzig.

1943: The attacking German forces at Kursk have been depleted by heavy losses in men and armour and have nearly spent their momentum, even though the 4th Panzer Army and Army Detachment Kempf in the southern sector have succeeded in capturing the pivotal town of Prokhorovka. To prevent further attrition, especially of the vital armoured forces, Field Marshals von Kluge and von Manstein urge Hitler to call off the operation, but Hitler refuses.

1943: 144 Allied transport planes fired on by US Navy ships in the Sicily invasion-reform of Army Air Force and Navy coordination results.

1944: The United States formally recognises the provisional French government of General de Gaulle in London as the de facto government of France.

1944: The US VIII Corps continues its attacks from the Carentan area toward St. Lo, but is meeting with strong German resistance.

1944: The Red Army captures the remnants (35,000) of the encircled 4th Army.

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1942: In the longest bombing raid of World War II, 1,750 British Lancaster bombers attack the Polish port of Danzig.

The sky must have been black with bombers and flak that day

Cheer's Donnie :thumbsup::thumbsup:

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