April 18, 1944

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April 18, 1944

Postby Globalization41 » 04 Mar 2014 05:30

4/18/1944, Grim Street Battles in Sebastopol, German Beachhead in Crimea Reduced, New Red Drive into Bessarabia

4/18/1944; Invasion Near; Liberation of France Will Take Time; Frenchmen Told to Store Food, Memorize Instructions, Part 1

4/18/1944; Invasion Near; Liberation of France Will Take Time; Frenchmen Told to Store Food, Memorize Instructions, Part 2

4/18/1944, Stalin Announces Yalta Captured, Germans Form New Defense Lines in Crimea, Sebastopol: Graveyard of Ships

4/18/1944, All Sydney Newspapers Censored, Peace Officers Seize Copies, Students & Soldiers Stage Street Protests

4/18/1944, Violent Air Battles Over Berlin, 2,000 U.S. Warplanes Intercepted by Massed Defensive Formations, Part 1

4/18/1944, Violent Air Battles Over Berlin, 2,000 U.S. Warplanes Intercepted by Massed Defensive Formations, Part 2

4/18/1944; Germans & Rumanians, Attempting to Evacuate Crimea, Massacred by Rain of Red Air Force Bombs

4/18/1944, Britain to Jail Strike Agitators, Interference with War Effort Cannot Be Tolerated in View of Upcoming Invasion

4/18/1944, Italian Exiles Could Have Helped Allies

4/18/1944; Rationing Board Employee Mrs. Eleanor Mitchell Hides Gas Coupons at Closing, Foils Robbers; Office Ransacked, Part 1

4/18/1944; Rationing Board Employee Mrs. Eleanor Mitchell Hides Gas Coupons at Closing, Foils Robbers; Office Ransacked, Part 2

4/18/1944, Students Demand Free Press, Big Sydney Demonstration

4/18/1944, Allied Airborne Troops in Upper Burma Threaten Jap Communications

4/18/1944, Germans Pour Machinegun Fire on Red Army Engineers Clearing Barbed Wire & Trenches Barring Way into Sebastopol

4/18/1944, General MacArthur Declares He Does Not Seek Office as President of the United States

4/18/1944, Legislation to Force Draft Exempt into Essential Jobs Not Needed, Selective Service Already Has Authority

4/18/1944, Swedish Customs Confiscates 25,000 German Military Maps of Central Sweden

4/18/1944, Truman Committee Finds Experienced Shipyard Workers Being Drafted into Army & Assigned as Chauffeurs

4/18/1944, Balkans Bombed, German Supply Lines to Rumanian Front Raided, Ammunition Dumps Blown Up

4/18/1944, Russians Drive on Sebastopol from Three Sides, Fall of Flaming City Believed Imminent

4/18/1944, Britain Clamps Censorship on Diplomats to Suppress Rumors of Invasion Timing, "Big 3" Envoys Exempt

4/18/1944, Port Strike in San Francisco Bay Region Shipyards Delays Vital War Shipping, Sailors Fill in as Machinists, Part 1

4/18/1944, Port Strike in San Francisco Bay Region Shipyards Delays Vital War Shipping, Sailors Fill in as Machinists, Part 2

4/18/1944, Beaufighters Strike at Japanese Camp on Dutch Timor, Several Buildings Destroyed, Cyclists Strafed

Fall of Timor

Fighting in Timor, 1942

The Battle of Timor (1942-43)

Dutch Empire/Japanese Invasion

Dutch Timor, Satellite Map

Battle of Timor, Wikipedia

Photo, Beaufighter

Bristol Beaufighter, Wikipedia

4/18/1944, German Combat Patrols in Considerable Strength Attack Forward Allied Positions in Italy Near Cassino

Battle of Monte Cassino, Wikipedia

Aerial Photo, Polish Cemetery, Monte Cassino

Cassino, Italy, Satellite Map

4/18/1944; Japanese Bases Near Aitape Area Raided by Liberators, Bostons, & Mitchells; Big Fires Started at Storage Dumps

Consolidated B-24 Liberator, Wikipedia

Photo, B-24 Liberator Being Service by Ground Crew

Aitape–Wewak campaign, Wikipedia

Aitape, Papua New Guinea, Satellite Map

A-20 Havoc, DB-7, Boston, P-70; Wikipedia

Photo, Douglas A-20G Havoc

Color Photo, A-20, Langley Field, 1942, with Ground Crew

North American B-25 Mitchell, Wikipedia (This Aircraft Was Used in Doolittle's Raid on Tokyo, an Early Preview for Tojo)

B-25 Mitchell, Medium Bomber; War Department Restricted Data Sheet, 1943

Photo, B-25, Special Delivery

4/18/1944, Ration Cards Worth 25,000 Gallons of Gasoline Stolen

4/18/1944, Nazis Hope Defeat of Allied Invasion Will Result in Roosevelt Losing Election & Peace Negotiations with Republicans

4/18/1944, Germans Putting Up Stiff Resistance on New Line North West Of Odessa Against Russian Drive Aimed at Rumania

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April 19, 1944

Postby Globalization41 » 30 Mar 2014 06:07

4/19/1944, Five-Thousand Plane Allied Blitz Rips Germany & France, Light Bombers & Fighters Sweep Channel Coast, Part 1

4/19/1944, Five-Thousand Plane Allied Blitz Rips Germany & France, Light Bombers & Fighters Sweep Channel Coast, Part 2

4/19/1944, Allied & Japanese Forces Massing for Vital Battle in Burma to Establish Positions Prior to Monsoon Season

4/19/1944, Russians Storming Sebastopol in Massed Attacks, Germans Doggedly Resist; Nazis Counterattack at Lower Dniester

4/19/1944, Bristling Invasion Base of Britain Virtually Isolated from Outside Contact in Determination to Ensure Security

4/19/1944, Wheat Farmer Who Discovered Gold While Ploughing to Plant Wheat Recovering from Gold-Mining Injury in Perth

4/19/1944, German Shock Troops Attacking West Flank of Anzio Beachhead Repulsed with Heavy Losses

4/19/1944, Russians West of Odessa Meet Stiff Resistance, Germans & Rumanians Dug in with Extensive System of Firing Points

4/19/1944, Small Force of German Bombers Dump High Explosives & Incendiaries on London in Reprisal Raid

4/19/1944, R.A.A.F. Training Pilot in Trouble Gets Night-Landing Assist from Cars & Lorries Shining Headlights on Racecourse

4/19/1944, Japs Appear to Have Abandoned Madang, Allied Air Raids Hammer Hollandia Aerodromes, Shipping & Supply Dumps

Satellite Map, Madang, New Guinea

Map, New Guinea, Hollandia Located Approximately in North Central at Center Boundry Line (Ibiblio)

4/19/1944, German F.M. von Ribbentrop's Wine Firm in Missouri Sold by U.S., Proceeds to Fund Munitions Against Germany

4/19/1944, U.S. Marines Nurse Japanese Children Removed from Ebon Atoll

Satelitte Map, Ebon Atoll, Marshall Islands

4/19/1944, Dutch-Manned Mitchells & Australian Beauforts (Medium Bombers) Raid Jap Base at Koepang, Capital of Dutch Timor

Satellite Map, Koepang, Dutch Timor

4/19/1944, School Board Raises Wages of Custodial Workers, 40 to 55¢ a Day, Adding $135,000 to Payroll

Note: The labor shortage of WWII eliminated the Great Depression. During the labor glut of 2014, those custodial workers mentioned above would more likely be drawing food stamps while more qualified workers—whose wealth-creating jobs would have been redistributed away from America—competed for the janitorial positions. Wealth-creating jobs transferred away from America do not provide revenue to Uncle Sugar. There is less revenue available to pay for food stamps while more citizens need food stamps. More citizens on food stamps have more time available to engage in creative criminal activity. This requires more court workers and prison guards who are not actually engaged in wealth creation, thus further burdening Uncle Sugar's decreasing tax revenues. The America of today could not afford to supply & fight WWII, the Korean War, & the Vietnam War. Nor could it afford the Marshall Plan, the Cold War, the occupation of Japan, or sending a man to the moon.

4/19/1944, Australian Censors Accused of Suppressing Six Newspapers to Muzzle Public Discussion of Domestic Politics

4/19/1944, German Resistance Stiffens in Last Stand at Sebastopol, Soviet Air Pounding & Artillery Pushing Nazis Back into Sea

4/19/1944, Senator Ball Urges U.S. to Act in Preventing Russia from Forcing a Settlement by Military Power of Poland's Borders

4/19/1944, Summons Served on John Reginald for Attempting to Defraud by Charging £25 for Three-Month Draft Deferments

4/19/1944, Drew Pearson Charges U.S. Navy with Shooting Down 44 U.S. Transports Carrying 800 Troops in Two Incidents

4/19/1944, Widower Wins Suit Against Stepson Who Claimed Probate by Declaring His Mother's Most Recent Will Was Missing

4/19/1944, Norwegian Girls Avoid Nazis

4/19/1944, Australian Patrols in Dutch New Guinea Discover Evidence of Japs Forcibly Recruiting Natives

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Re: April 19, 1944

Postby wm » 30 Mar 2014 11:27

Globalization41 wrote: This requires more court workers and prison guards who are not actually engaged in wealth creation, thus further burdening Uncle Sugar's decreasing tax revenues. The America of today could not afford to supply & fight WWII, the Korean War, & the Vietnam War.

Are you sure about it?
To supply and fight a new WWII it's sufficient to double the current US military budget, and that would require only 10% of the US GDP, not 40% as in 1944.
Today the US military expenditure is highest since 1945, but its share of GDP is lowest since times immemorial. The US of today could easily afford everything from your list.

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April 19, 1944

Postby Globalization41 » 31 Mar 2014 05:07

You're correct WM. ... I could easily do it myself if they let me, by creating a labor shortage. ... During WWII, America produced twice as much as in 2014 with half the people. The problem started in the 1990s when the redistribution of wealth creation away from America began. This resulted in less wealth and more food stamps. ... All wealth is ultimately created by extreme hard labor. Printing more food stamps results in more people working hard to avoid work, and thus, i.a.w. with the laws of math, less wealth with which to provide the military with massive firepower. Nukes are nice, but they're inhumane due to collateral damage. Drones are nice too, but they're like shooting a hornets' nest with a BB gun.

4/19/1944, Berkley City Council Concerned that an Excessive Military Draft Is Resulting in a Shortage of Police & Firemen, Part 1

4/19/1944, Berkley City Council Concerned that an Excessive Military Draft Is Resulting in a Shortage of Police & Firemen, Part 2

4/19/1944, Moscow Reports Overcoming German Resistance & Counterattacks Against Expanding Russian Bridgeheads on Dnieper

Map, Wikimedia, Europe, 4/15/1944

4/19/1944, Admiral Hart Denies Sailor Drunkenness Played Part in Hawaii's Inadequate Defense on Dec. 7, 1941; Part 1

4/19/1944, Admiral Hart Denies Sailor Drunkenness Played Part in Hawaii's Inadequate Defense on Dec. 7, 1941; Part 2

4/19/1944, B.B.C. & Radio Algiers Advises French to Store Extra Food, Distribution Will Be Limited During Invasion & Liberation

4/19/1944, Two Russian Armies Storming Sebastopol from Three Directions, Soviet Siege Guns Result in Inferno, Part 1

4/19/1944, Two Russian Armies Storming Sebastopol from Three Directions, Soviet Siege Guns Result in Inferno, Part 2

4/19/1944; Michigan Produces Record Natural Gas in 1943, Equal to One Million Tons of Coal or Four Million Barrels of Oil

4/19/1944, London Announces New Economic Sanctions Against Eire, Britain Believes Ireland Allows U-Boats to Meet Spies

4/19/1944, Day-Long Sporadic Fighting at Anzio Beachhead Precedes Four German Assaults at Dusk

4/19/1944, German Garrison Encircled at Tarnopol Breaks Out of Russian Encirclement After 25 Days of Grim Fighting

Satelitte Map, Tarnopol

4/19/1944, Hungarians Counterattack Approaches to Carpathian Mountains

Satelitte Map, Carpathian Mountains

Hungary, WWII

Hungary in World War II, Wikipedia

Photo, Hungarian Soldiers in the Carpathians, Wikipedia

4/19/1944, Jap Deserter Who Fought in China Four Years Salutes & Tells Admiral Mountbatten He Was Sick & Tired of His Officers

4/19/1944, F.D.R.'s Son Promoted to Colonel, James Roosevelt Joined Marines in '36 & Volunteered for Combat After Pearl Harbor

4/19/1944, Canadians Repulse Sharp German Raid Near Adriatic; Germans Supported by Tanks, Artillery, & Mortars

4/19/1944, Three Polish Soldiers to Visit Pittsburgh; They Were Sent to Siberia, Evacuated to Persia by Red Cross, & then to G.B.

Note: The Soviets took Polish prisoners in 1939 during the invasion of Poland in mid-September 1939. Many of those not shot before the German invasion in 1941 were sent to Siberia. Later, for propaganda purposes, Stalin allowed some Poles to join Allied forces and some to escape to Persia.

Polish Stories from Siberia

Poland in WWII

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Re: April 18, 1944

Postby David Thompson » 01 Apr 2014 01:58

This is an apolitical forum, so let's keep present-day politics and economics out of posts in this WWII thread.

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April 19, 1944

Postby Globalization41 » 01 Apr 2014 03:50

4/19/1944, Allies Destroy 200 German Tanks, Take 4,000 Prisoners, & Shoot Down 176 German Planes in 12 Weeks at Anzio

4/19/1944, Death Toll from Bombay Dock Fire Reaches 336, Publication of Details Withheld for Security Reasons

Freighter S.S. Fort Stikine Loaded with Cotton, Oil, Timber, Sulfur, Munitions, & Gold Bullion Bars Explodes in Bombay Docks

Bombay Explosion (1944), Wikipedia

4/19/1944; William B. Murphree Deserts Army in May 1941, Enlists in Marines After Pearl Harbor, Wins Navy Cross at Makin Island

4/19/1944; Pre-Invasion Security: Britain Bans Diplomatic Privileges, No Pouches, Couriers, or Coded Messages

4/19/1944, Nazis Open Fire on Deserting Rumanians in Sebastopol Area

4/19/1944, Canada's National Debt Creates No Problem So Long as Employment Is Assured Fair Wages

4/19/1944, Britain Losing Many Overseas Markets During Present War, Mother Country Being Bled White

4/19/1944, Britain Stops Air Travel Between Sweden & Scotland as Pre-Invasion Security Precaution

4/19/1944, Berlin Reports Allied Invasion of Europe Near, Atlantic Wall Bristling with 30,000 Automatic Anti-Aircraft Guns

4/19/1944, Germans Jittery, Coastal Forces from Norway to Spain Placed on Alert for Allied Invasion, Part 1

4/19/1944, Germans Jittery, Coastal Forces from Norway to Spain Placed on Alert for Allied Invasion, Part 2

4/19/1944, Catholic Community Service to Sponsor Dance for Servicemen & Women in Berkley, Music by "Doctors of Rhythm"

4/19/1944, Allied Armored Forces Smash Through Northeastern Flank of Japanese Siege Arc Around Imphal, Part 1

4/19/1944, Allied Armored Forces Smash Through Northeastern Flank of Japanese Siege Arc Around Imphal, Part 2

Satelitte Map, Imphal

4/19/1944, Joyous Odessa Citizens Greet Liberating Red Army, Fall of Odessa Dooms 100,000-Man German Army of the Ukraine

4/19/1944, German Military Spokesman von Hammer Says German High Command Watching Allied Invasion Preparations

4/19/1944, Nazis Testing Secret Radio-Controlled Plane in Form of Large Bomb at Research Station in Peenemunde (N. Germany)

Drawing, German Pilotless Bomb, What it May Look Like

War Department Sketch of Pilotless-Bomb Launch Site Based on Intelligence Reports

German V1 Rocket Propaganda Leaflet Campaign

Fi-103/V-1 "Buzz Bomb"

German "Vengeance Weapons" - V1, V2 and V3

The WWII V-1 Doodle Bug Flying Bomb

Wernher von Braun, Wikipedia

Peenemunde, National Socialism, & the V2 Missile, 1924-1945

4/19/1944, New Giant Lockheed "Constellation" Transport Plane Makes Record Non-Stop Coast-to-Coast Flight

The "Constellation," Lockheed Martin

EC-121 Constellation Shoot Down

EC-121 Constellation Batcat

Photo, Constellation Air Liner, Trans World Airlines

Photo, EC-121, "E"=Electronic, "C"=Cargo, Under the Domes Were Radars, "EC"=Cargo Plane Modified with Radars (Electronic)

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