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« on: December 11, 2011, 06:02:16 pm »
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The Marines were able to repel the attack on wake Island
  Two Destroyers destroyed and three damaged
  Way to go Marines
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2011, 09:40:37 pm »
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Damn they almost were reinforced too
Good reminder and good fighting
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2011, 05:47:57 pm »
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Dec 12 1944
   A V-2 hit the Rex Cinema in Antwerp killing 492 people and seriously injuring about 500 others
   German forces pulled back across the Roer River Maginot Line defenses blocked the U.S. Seventh Army
   British Eighth Army units crossed the Naviglio Canal and attacked Faenza on the Italian front
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2011, 05:23:53 pm »
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Dec 13 1941
   Japanese aircraft attacked U.S. Naval and Air bases in the Philippines
   The U.S. Department of Justice had interned 595 Japanese and 187 German alien Residents of the far western states.   The western Defense Command recommended to the secretary of war that 112,000 Japanese-American two thirds of whom were U.S. citizens be moved be moved from the srates bordering the pacific
  The Military, The Congress,The President, and the courts permitted those Japanese-Americans to be stripped of their property and confined in concentration camps
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2011, 05:41:02 pm »
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Dec 14 1941
   Japan and Thailand entered into an alliance. Bangkok retained some independece but the Japanese exercised what ever control necessary to operate in Thailand
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2011, 06:44:05 pm »
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Dec 13 -17 1939 This was the week that the Graf Spee was in the battle of the river Plate off the coast of Uruguay She was scuttled on the 17th

  1941  The British Cruiser Galatea was sunk off the Egyptian coast by a German submarine.  The Japanese merchant ship Atsutasan Maru was sunk by the American Submarine Swordfish

  1944  U.S. forces invaded Mindoro in the Philippines. Japanese suicide planes attacked the landing convoy, causing heavy damage and sinking two LST's,  there was no opposition on the beaches and they were able to move inland quickly
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2011, 08:14:22 pm »
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Just so you know...  I read these everyday.

Thanks, and keep posting them!
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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2011, 11:36:23 pm »
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Swordfish must have scored one of the first American paybacks of the war
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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2011, 03:58:17 pm »
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Dec. 16 1940 The R.A.F. carried out a war cabinet directive to launch a massive  "area bombing" of a German city  (Operation Abigail). Mannheim was the choise,  134 Bombers sent, 103 actually made it, 10 were lost, 89 tons of high exposives 14,000 incendiaries, target submarine engine factories, 5 industrial plants were hit only 1 was seriously damaged

  1941 Japanese forces invaded British Borneo,  Johnson Island in the Pacific was shelled by a Japanese Sub

  1942 Russian forces advanced on the Don river front, inflicting heavy looses on the Italian Eighth Army.   an atempt to aid the German Sixth Army was abandoned after the fourth Panzer Army reached a point 40 miles from Stalingrad.

  1944 In a carefully coordinated counter offensive the Germans launched a massive attack on the U.S. First and Ninth Armies along a 40 mile front in the Ardennes forest in Luxembourg (Battle of the Bulge) Paratroopers landing behind American lines, German fith and sixth Panzer, caught Americans by suprise, Rundstedt intended to advance to the Meuse River and the Albert canal and eventually to retake Antwerp
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« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2011, 09:54:12 am »
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Dec 17 1939 TheGraf Spee was scuttled

  1941 Red Army forces launch strong counter offensives along a broad front, while GermanArmy group South opened a new drive toward Sevastopol in the Crimea
  Top U.S. military commanders were replaced in the Pacific. Admiral  Chester W. Nimitzwas named commander of the Pacific Fleet. Lieutenant General Delos C Emmons became commanding General of the Hawian Department

  1942 Russian units advance to a point 70 miles west of Stalingrad

  1943 U.S. troops captured San Pietro while the Germans began pulling back at several sectors of the Italian front

  1944 Allied Reinforcements were rushed into the Ardennes. The U.S. 82nd and the 101 Airborne Divisions  moved to defend key road junctions. The Germans made small gains in the direction of Malmedy.  Russian main force units were within 5 miles of Budapest
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« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2011, 10:03:21 am »
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Dec 18 1939  12 of 24 R.A.F. Wellingtons were shot down by German Fighters while atempting to attack Naval targets around Wilhelmshaven and schillig.

  1940  Hitler decided toproceed with the invasion of Russia even though Britian had not been knocked out of the war

  1942  Heavy fighting broke out in New Guinea with U.S. and Australian forces launching Tank led attacks at several points

  1943  Japanese Planes raided Kunming in Chinia in a move to lessen the threat to it's forces from Burma who would shortly launch a drive against India

  1944  Russian troops crossed the Hungarian Czech border on a 70 mile front north of Miskolc.   Hangkow in Chinia a Japanese major supply base, was attacked by U.S. 14th Air force planes including 77 B 29s


            Dec 18 1933  Germany stated its position on disarmament to the French " the heavly armed states either have no intetion of disarming or do not feel in a position to do so. Germany is entitled to obtain, in one way or another,equality of treatment as regards her own security.  Germany defended the Nazi SA and SS as simple organizations whose solemission is to organize the political masses of our people so as to make the return of the Communist peril impossible forevermore and to immmunize the country, intellectually and physically against the risk of Communist disintegration
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« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2011, 05:27:05 pm »
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Dec 19 1939 The German passenger liner Columbus was scuttled about 450 miles east of cape May New Jersey.  The Columbus had been trailed by the american Cruiser Tuscaloosa since leaving Vera Cruz Mexico,  with the U.S. ship constantly reporting the Germans position by radio for any and all ships to hear. The captain of the Columbus felt his position was untenable and could not avoid seizure or sinking. He concluded scuttling was the only coarse of action. The Tuscaloosa's actions made the U.S. position of neutrality highly suspect, but Berlin never protested for of irritating the U.S. and pushing them into the war

 1941  Hitler assumed personal command of the German Army, replacing the ousted Field Marshal Brauchitsch who felt Moscow could not be taken and that the Germans should go on the defensive. Three Italian "human torpedo" teams led by prince Borghese,   entered Alexandria harbor in Egypt and seriously disabled  the British battle ships Queen Elizabeth and Valiant. The underwater demolition crews attached delayed action mines to the hulls.  The British cruiser Neptune stuck 4 mines off Malta and sank immediatly with only one survivor, British naval strenth in the Mediterranean reached its low point.  Japaneses troops crossed over to Hong Kong proper from Kowloon.  British troops were evacuated  from Pinang in Malaya.  Derna and Mechili in Libya were recaptured by the British


  1942 Red Army troops reached Kantemirovka on the Voronezh-Rostov Rail line

  1944  All Allied offensive actions against the Rhine were halted because of the German Ardennes offensive. Montgomerery was given command of all Allied forces north of the Bulge, Bradly all forces south. Bastogne was almost surrounded as the 101st Airborne Division arrived in the village
  A U.S. naval attack on luzon was posponed because of a Typhoon . The Japanese 35th Army on Leyte was told it could expect no further reinforcements or supplies.  The Typhoon inflicted heavy losses and damage to the U.S. 3rd fleet 3 Destroyers capsized 769 lives were lost,   severe damagewas suffered by 8 carriers a light Cruiser and7 Destroyers, and nearly 150 planes were lost off the Carrier deck

  1938 All Jews in Danzig were ordered to leave by April 1st 1939
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« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2011, 05:28:54 pm »
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Dec 20 1941  Japanese troops landed at Davao, Mindano, in the Philippines.   The Flying Tigers entered combat for the first time,  successfully challenging Japanese Aircraft over Kunming

  1942  An 8000 ton Japanese cargo ship hit a U.S. mine and sank off Cape Inubo due east of Tokyo.  It was the first Japanese ship lost in home waters after American subs began mining the coast

  1943 Plans for an Allied amphibious assault on the west coast of Italy were cancelled because of a lack of landing craft and an inability to overcome the German defenses along the winter line   The Arawe peninsula on New Britian was cleared of all Japanese forces.   Roosevelt and Chiang Kai-Shek exchanged messages which showed a strong disagreement over future offensive operations in Burma.   Roosevelt hedged on further economic aid to the Chinese


 1944 German troops advance to Stavelot and Noville and continued applying great pressure on U.S. forces at St-Vith.   Kawlin in Burma was captured by the 19th Indian Division

  1937 Japanese shops and cottonmills in Tingstao were looted and burned byChinese mobs
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« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2011, 05:57:07 pm »
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 Dec 21 1939 Rumania signed a new economic agreement with Germany

  1940 Germany deplored the pro British position of the U.S. Berlin said its policy toward the U.S. was one of restraint onto selfeffacement.  Washingtons was "from morning untill nite of pinpricks injury insult challenge and moral aggresion.

  1941 Japanese troops began massive landing operations at points along the coast of the Lingayen Gulf in the Pilippines, about 135 miles north of Manila.   Churchill cabled Governor Sir Mark Young of Hong Kong  "every day that you are able to mantain your resistance you help the Allied cause all over the world, and by a prolonged resistance you and your men can win the lasting honour which we are sure will be your lasting due"

  1942 British eighth Army troops reached Sirte in Libya before halting

  1943 A German Bridgehead over the Dnieper at Kherson was wiped out by the russians


  1944 Bastogne came under siege. U.S> ammunition and food suplies were runninglow.  U.S. units beat back the German drive to take back Stavelot

 
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« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2011, 04:14:21 pm »
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 Dec 22 1939  Finland launched an unexpected major counterattack against the Russians

  1941 The first American troops arrived in Australia.   Japans 14th Army, under Lieutenant General Masaharu Homma was put ashore at Lingayen Gulf. This was the main force (about 40,000 men) of the Japanese offensive which took the Philippines.   Chiang Kai-shek offered two Chinese Armies to help the British defend Burma.  General Wavell accepted a division with a regiment to be held in reserve.    More than 32,000 Jews were murdered by German Einsatzgruppen execution squads in Vilna Lithuania.  Einsatzgruppen A  would report a total of 229,052 Jews in the Baltic states during the first six months of German occupation

 1942 Soviet forces made new attacks in the Caucasus, striking south east of Nalchik as the Germans pilled back.   The British First Army renewed its drive for Tunis.

 1943 Berlin threatened reprisals on British and American prisoners in retaliation for the Russian atrocity trials at Kharkov.   Heavy fighting devloped for Ortona with the first Canadian Division encoutering stiff German resistance. Ortona was the best port onthe Adriatic coast south of Pescara.

 1944 German forces launh their final drive to reach the Meuse River. U.S. forces within the Bastogne pocket kept retreating  or were attempting to avoid fatal entrapment. Brigadier General Anthony C. McAuliffe, acting commander of the trapped 101st Airborne Division, was issued an ultamatum by the Germans at Bastogne :  Surrender honorably or face annihilation his famous reply was " Nuts" .    The U.S. third Army was by now beginning to attack the Germans in the Ardenns salient from the south having shifted from an offensive across the Saar, a brilliant maneuver by Patton.   The Vietnamese Liberation Army under Vo Nguyen Giap was formed in Indochina

 
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