Post by Awesome_Pirate_Ninja_Master on Mar 30, 2017 4:59:58 GMT
1941 the German Afrika Korps begins its offensive in North Africa.
1945 Soviet troops consolidate their hold on Danzig
1944 - Task Force 58 begins bombing of Japanese airfields, shipping, fleet servicing facilities, and other installations at Palau, Yap, Ulithi, and Woleai in the Carolines.
1944 - USS Darter (SS 227) sinks a Japanese army cargo ship near New Guinea, despite the presence of an escort vessel. Also on this date, USS Picuda (SS 382) attacks a Japanese convoy and sinks a transport ship near Guam while USS Stingray (SS 186) sinks a transport ship near Saipan.
Post by Awesome_Pirate_Ninja_Master on Mar 31, 2017 0:45:10 GMT
1939 - The fighting between Slovakia and Hungary largely ceased. 1939 - British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain noted that the United Kingdom and France would guarantee Polish borders, with military force if necessary.
1940 - The armed merchant raider Atlantis set sail from Germany
1941 - Prince of Wales was commissioned into service 1941 - Italian submarine Ambra sank British cruiser HMS Bonaventure 125 miles south of Crete, Greece at 0244 hours. Bonaventure was escorting Allied convoy GA8 from Greece to Alexandria, Egypt at the time. 138 were killed, 310 survived. ww2dbase
1943 - Soviet troops defeated the German 17th Army in the Kuban Peninsula and captured Anastasyevsk north of Novorossiysk, near the coast of the Black Sea in southern Russia. ww2dbase
1944 - The newly-formed German Jagdverband 44, flying Me 262 jet fighters, flew its first mission out of München (Munich), Germany. ww2dbase
Post by Awesome_Pirate_Ninja_Master on Apr 1, 2017 21:37:32 GMT
1939 - At the launching ceremony of German battleship Tirpitz, Adolf Hitler gave a fiery speech that was so extreme that it was decided at the last minute that it would not be broadcast to foreign nations in fear of talks of war provocation. The broadcast to the United States was cut off halfway, leading to false rumors that Adolf Hitler was assassinated amidst the speech.
1940 - Chinese troops captured Wuyuan, Suiyuan Province, China. ww2dbase
1941 - British destroyer HMS Kandahar intercepted German ship Bertram Rickmers, which was scuttled by her own crew.
1942 - British submarine HMS Urge sank Italian cruiser Bande Nere north of Sicily, Italy at 0900 hours with two torpedo hits. 1942 - Under strict security sixteen modified B-25 bombers were lifted onto the USS Hornet and lashed to the flight deck at Naval Air Station Alameda, California, United States 1942 - Italian bombers sank British submarines HMS P36 and HMS Pandora in Valetta Harbour, Malta
1943 - 12 British Mosquito aircraft destroyed a power station and a railways yard at Trier, Germany without any losses 1943 - The US Marine Corps activated the 4th Base Depot at Nouméa, New Caledonia
1944 - US bombers unintentionally hit Schaffhausen, Switzerland, leading to official protests and reparation payments. 1944 - USS Yorktown (Essex-class) aviators struck the island of Woleai in the Caroline Islands
1945 - British Sub Lieutenant R. H. Reynolds's Seafire carrier fighter shot down two A6M5 Zero fighters; these were the first Seafire fighter victories against Zero fighters 1945 - Soviet artillery began a 6-day artillery bombardment against Königsberg, East Prussia, Germany.
Post by Awesome_Pirate_Ninja_Master on Apr 2, 2017 21:27:36 GMT
1939 - Japanese troops captured Gao'an, Jiangxi Province, China
1940 - German submarine U-38 sank Finnish steamer Signe of convoy HN-23A at 0021 hours, killing the entire crew of 19
1941 - British destroyer HMS Kandahar intercepted German ship Bertram Rickmers, which was scuttled by her own crew. 1941 - Canadian armed merchant cruiser Prince Henry intercepted two German merchant ships off Peru; the German ships were scuttled by their own crews to prevent capture
1942 - USAAF B-17 bombers attacked the Japanese fleet at the Andaman Islands. 1942 - 40 British Wellington and 10 Stirling bombers attacked the Ford factory at Poissy, France 1942 - Light cruiser Voroshilov bombarded Axis troop positions Feodossiya, Russia 1942 - USS Hornet departed Naval Air Station Alameda near San Francisco, California with James Doolittle and his 16 US Army B-25 bombers on board
1943 - HMS Black Swan and HMS Stonecrop sank German submarine U-124 in the Atlantic Ocean 1943 - Allied bombers conducted raids across Italy, hitting Messina, Crotone, Villa San Giovanni, Naples, Augusta, and Palermo.
1944 - Soviet troops entered Romania.
1945 - Soviet 2nd Ukrainian Front captured the Hungarian industrial zone of Mosonmagyarovar. 1945 -In Japan, 100 American B-29 bombers conducted a raid on the Nakajima aircraft factory near Tokyo, while 15 B-29 bombers mined waters off Kure and Hiroshima
Post by Awesome_Pirate_Ninja_Master on Apr 8, 2017 1:37:40 GMT
Sorry I've been away @ a conference - here's a snippet of what happened over the last few days:
1941 - German raider Thor and British armed merchant cruiser Voltaire engaged in a 55-minute gun duel 900 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands at the distance of 9 kilometers. Voltaire was sunk, killing 74; Thor picked up 195 survivors
1942 - 62 Luftwaffe Stuka dive bombers and 70 other bombers escorted by 59 Bf 109 fighters attacked Soviet fleet at Kronstadt near Leningrad, Russia in the afternoon, damaging battleships October Revolution and Petropavlovsk, cruisers Maxim Gorky and Kirov, and destroyers Silny and Grozyashchi. After dark, He 111 bombers, some of which had participated in the Kronstadt attack in the afternoon, bombed Leningrad
1943 - RAF bombers conducted a raid on Kiel, Germany during the night
1945 - British Second Army captured Osnabrück, Germany 1945 - Eduard Schallmoser, flying a Me 262 jet fighter, scored the first kill of German Jagdverband 44. The kill was accidental, however, as he unintentionally rammed an American P-38 fighter in the tail
1940 - British RAF aircraft attacked German shipping at Wilhelmshaven
1942 - Seven Japanese Type 1 bombers, escorted by 4 Zero fighters, attacked Seven Mile airfield near Port Moresby, Australian Papua. Stores of fuel and ammunition were destroyed at the cost of one Zero fighter, which was shot down by Kittyhawk fighters 1942 - Shokaku launched air strikes against Colombo, Ceylon from the Indian Ocean
1943 - Allies launched Operation Flax, a concentrated effort to destroy Axis capability to supply Tunisia by air
1945 - French First Army captured Karlsruhe, Germany
1940 - German submarine U-59 torpedoed and sank Norwegian steamer Navarra 20 miles off the Scottish coast at 0316 hours, killing 12. Finnish steamer Atlas rescued 14 survivors in a lifeboat
1941 - RAF Beaufort aircraft torpedoed German battlecruiser Gneisenau at Brest, France
1942 - 157 British bombers (110 Wellington, 19 Stirling, 18 Hampden, and 10 Manchester aircraft) attacked Essen, Germany
1941 - British cruiser HMS Capetown bombarded Massawa, Eritrea, Italian East Africa. Italian torpedo boat MAS.213 counterattacked and seriously damaged HMS Capetown with a torpedo at 2315 hours, but Capetown was able to escape despite the damage. She would be towed to Bombay, India for repairs
1945 - USS Hancock, USS Maryland, and 4 destroyers were damaged by Japanese special attack aircraft 1945 - US First Army captured Göttingen and US Ninth Army captured Eisenach and Hameln
I was wondering about this ... because you enter this stuff daily, you commit yourself to a LOT of repeated work. Is there an online source you use? Maybe just list that link in the first post? That way people can read it at much less effort on your part!
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Well thanks guys, I'm glad someone's reading it. Swizz is right though, it's quite a time commitment. I'm looking at how best to continue this.
I am guessing you have a printed version, not a digital one?
Nope, I'm getting them from a site, but I'm choosing three or four that I like best each time. I don't want to pull the block verbatim and just posting a link a day is driving traffic away from the site and honestly if I do that I'm not really adding value.
Yesterday I played a large (very large seven hour) game of Bolt Action where we fought to smash the Hitler Line in the Liri Valley. We picked that game because of the time of year as the battle was fought in May 1944. Knowing the history is good for gaming and keeping the game in perspective.
Every day I know less about WWII because every day I realise there is more to know!