Jump to content

This Day in WWII 01-16-1940 - 1945


Donster
 Share

Recommended Posts

1940: Hitler orders the postponement of his attack in the west until the Spring. Likely reasons for this are the compromise of 'Fall Gelb' and increasing criticism from some commanders that the plan was too predictable. Led by Gerd von Rundstedt, they proposed instead that the main blow should come through the wooded Ardennes region in southern Belgium as the allies would not expect this.

1940: British submarines Seahorse, Undine and Starfish reported sunk after penetrating Heligoland Bight.

1941: French forces in Indochina launch an offensive against Thailand after numerous border provocations. While unable to make much headway on land, the French did inflict a naval defeat at Koh-Chang.

Carole_lombard8.jpg

1942: Actress Carole Lombard, her mother were among some 20 people killed when their plane crashed near Las Vegas while returning from a tour to promote war bonds. (MORE INFO)

1942: The Japanese invade Burma from Thailand.

1942: Heavy US losses on the Bataan Peninsula as the Japanese advance.

1943: During the first Bomber Command attack on Berlin since November 1941, the RAF makes its first use of Target Indicator marker bombs.

1943: The Eighth Army destroys Rommel’s rearguard at Buerat, in Libya and is now just 300 miles from the Tunisian frontier.

1943: Iraq enters the war against all three Axis powers.

1944: The U.S. First and Third armies link up at Houffalize, effectively ending the Battle of the Bulge.

1944: Eisenhower takes up his post as C-in-C Allied Expeditionary Forces in Britain.

1944: Japanese forces make their last counter-attack on New Britain.

1945: The British Second Army attacks the Germans East of Maas, as the U.S. First and Third Armies meet at Houffalize. The German offensive in the Ardennes is on its last legs.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1941: French forces in Indochina launch an offensive against Thailand after numerous border provocations. While unable to make much headway on land, the French did inflict a naval defeat at Koh-Chang.

This offensive was totarry velbar as they shout insurts to us on roudspeakel! Flenchies sink one of oul galbage scows. Then they sullendel aftel learizing they might win battre!

:D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Led by Gerd von Rundstedt, they proposed instead that the main blow should come through the wooded Ardennes region in southern Belgium as the allies would not expect this.

If Hitler had always listened to his generals and field commanders.... well, let's just say such an alternate history might not have been so nice for the rest of us.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...