On this day.....

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Graham Clayton
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Re: On this day.....

Post by Graham Clayton » 03 Mar 2010 04:18

3rd March, 1942

Japanese air-raid on the town of Broome in Western Australia,which kills more than 100 people:

http://home.st.net.au/~dunn/wa12.htm

3rd March, 1943

173 people are killed in a crush when trying to enter an air-raid shelter at Bethnal Green tube station in London:

http://www.ebroadcast.com.au/lookup/enc ... ation.html
"Air superiority is a condition for all operations, at sea, in land, and in the air." - Air Marshal Arthur Tedder.

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Re: On this day.....

Post by Graham Clayton » 02 Apr 2010 12:01

April 2 1942

USS Hornet leaves San Francisco carrying the B-25 bombers that would drop the first American bombs on Japan.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doolittle_raid

April 2 1945

US forces land on Okinawa

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_okinawa

B-24 Liberator bomber crashes at Rockhampton, Queensland
http://www.ozatwar.com/ozcrashes/qld94.htm
"Air superiority is a condition for all operations, at sea, in land, and in the air." - Air Marshal Arthur Tedder.

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Re: On this day.....

Post by Graham Clayton » 05 May 2010 04:35

May 5 1940

Abwehr agent Herman Gortz is parachuted into Ireland:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Mainau

May 5 1942

Allied forces invade the Vichy French controlled colony of Madagascar in 'Operation Ironclad':

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Ironclad

May 5 1945

A Japanese balloon bomb kills 6 US civilians in Oregon:

http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2010 ... ls-oregon/
"Air superiority is a condition for all operations, at sea, in land, and in the air." - Air Marshal Arthur Tedder.

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Re: On this day.....

Post by IvanSR » 11 May 2010 13:11

Interesting story about that balloon. Thanks!

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Re: On this day.....

Post by Patient_A » 22 Jun 2011 12:24

June 22 1941 / 2011 Today is the 70th anniversary of Operation Barbarossa. :milsmile:
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Re: On this day.....

Post by sandwichery » 12 Feb 2013 13:15

Just after midnight the Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen began "Operation Cerebus" in their attempt to escape from Brest, France and return to Germany by slipping through the English Channel.
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