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This Day in WWII 11 September 1939 - 1945


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FisherBodyAd-Sept1943.jpgFisher Body Ad - September 1943


1939: Arrival of first British troops in France officially announced.


1940: Afternoon attacks on London: 110 killed and 260 injured; Dover suffers worst attack of war.


Angela%20Greene1.jpg *Angela Greene


1941: Charles A. Lindbergh sparked charges of anti-Semitism with a speech in which he blamed ''the British, the Jewish and the Roosevelt administration'' for trying to draw the United States into World War II.


1941: German order of the day says Leningrad must be taken quickly, regardless of cost. Zhukov takes command of city.


1941: US freighter "Montana" sunk en route to Iceland, none killed.


Angela%20Greene2.jpg Angela Greene


1942: Heavy RAF raid on Düsseldorf.


1942: Japanese drive halted by Australians at loribaiwa, just 32 miles from Port Moresby.


Angela%20Greene3.jpg Angela Greene


1943: British 8th Army occupies Brindisi in southern Italy.


1943: German officers captured by the Red Army since the start of the war, form an anti-Hitler association, called the "Bund Deutscher Offiziere".


Angela%20Greene4.jpg Angela Greene


1944: American troops enter Luxembourg.


1944: The 15th Scottish Division crosses the Dutch border, east of Antwerp. A bridgehead is established across MeuseEscaut canal. The U.S. Third Army captures a large part of Maginot Line intact and reach the German border at Trier on the Moselle river. The 1st French Division occupies Dijon.


WillardBatteryAd-Sept1943.jpg Willard Battery Ad - September 1943


1945: Forty prominent Japanese are arrested for war crimes. Tojo, who ordered the raid on Pearl Harbor attempts suicide.


Angela%20Greene5.jpg Angela Greene


*Angela Greene was born Angela Catherine Williams in Dublin, Ireland, the daughter of Margaret and Joseph Williams, the only girl among six brothers. She goes to the States at age 6 after being adopted by her uncle, Eddie Greene, Margaret's brother, a Flushing fireman, and his wife Catherine. She grows up in Flushing, New York. In her late teens becomes a Powers model, and in 1941 is crowned "Miss Rheingold". On the July 26th, 1941 cover of the Saturday Evening Post painted by Norman Rockwell. She is rumored to have been one of Jack Kennedy's girlfriends during the early 40s. On December 7th, 1946 she marries Los Angeles realtor Stuart Warren Martin at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City. They're both 24. Martin's the son of Mrs. Richard H. Hoffman nee Strauss of 870 Park Avenue and the late Herbert S. Martin. He studied at the Lawrenceville School and Bard College and served with the 26th Infantry Division during the war.


Angela%20Greene6.jpg Angela Greene


In films from 1946, Angela Greene alternated between standard heroines and brassy good-time girls. Her co-stars included Martin and Lewis in "At War With the Army" (1950), Johnny Weissmuller in "Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land" (1951), and the "Bowery Boys in Loose in London" (1954). Active at least until 1976, she was one of Elvis Presley's amours in "Tickle Me" (1965) and essayed a supporting role in "Futureworld" (1975). On February 9th, 1978 Angela Greene dies at age 56 following a stroke in Los Angeles, California.



WestinghouseAd-Sept1944.jpg Westinghouse Ad - September 1944

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