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This Day in WWII 03-05-1940 - 1945


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cv030545.jpg Over the Pacific

1940: Italian collier ship seized by Allies.

1941: The Royal Navy begins escorting British and Commonwealth troop convoys from Egypt to Greece.

1942: The RAF launches an attack against Essen in the Ruhr, but with disappointing results.

1942: German reconnaissance planes locate the British convoy PQ-12 bound for Murmansk.

1942: General Sir Harold Alexander arrives at Rangoon to take over command of Burma Army from Lieutenant General Hutton. Wavell had given Alexander orders to hold Rangoon at all costs. Immediately, orders were issue for the 1st Burma Division to counter-attack the Japanese from the north and 17th Indian Division which had be reinforced was to attack east of Pegu. Both attacks failed and Alexander realised that Rangoon could not be held. He ordered that Rangoon be evacuated and his troops withdraw north to the Irrawaddy Valley to regroup.

1943: Bomber Command commences The Battle of the Ruhr, an attempt to seriously deplete Germanys industrial strength.

1943: Bomber Command report the ‘first effective attack on Essen’ due primarily to the use of a new navigational aid ‘Oboe’.

1943: The only jet aircraft to serve with the RAF in World War II, the Gloster Meteor, is flown for the first time.

lucillebremer1.jpg Lucille Bremer

1944: Leon Degrelle, leader of the Belgian fascists and commander of the Belgian Waffen SS legion in Russia, visits Paris in an effort to shore up morale among his French counterparts.

1944: Koniev 2nd Ukrainian Front launches an attack towards Uman.

1944: Gliders and air-transport-borne 'Chindits' set up ‘Broadway’ a stronghold behind Japanese lines, North East of Indaw.

1945: Advance patrols of the U.S. First Army reach Cologne.

1945: Germany is now conscripting 15 and 16-year-olds into the regular army.

1945: The German Second Army is cut off in Pomerania as Russian 19th Army reaches the Baltic. The fortress city of Graudenz on the Vistula surrenders to troops of the 2nd Belorussian Front.

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Donnie. Where DO you find these classic babes?

Belay that! Don't tell me. I like being surprised :)

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I could tell you, but I would have to kill you.

"Zhe dumbkoff! All he haz to do iz lookin' at zhe imagez URL und zhen go to zhe zite himzelfin! It iz alvayz zhe shtupid vonz zhe put in chargen!"

:P

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I could tell you, but I would have to kill you.

"Zhe dumbkoff! All he haz to do iz lookin' at zhe imagez URL und zhen go to zhe zite himzelfin! It iz alvayz zhe shtupid vonz zhe put in chargen!"

:P

Uhhhh-ehhh, what is ah You R El? Iz that lahk sayin You R Stoopid ? :D

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