Skip to comments.U. S. PLANS TO TAKE OVER N. A. AVIATION UNLESS CALIFORNIA STRIKE ENDS SOON (6/7/41)
Posted on 06/07/2011 5:08:08 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
#1 - My Sister And I - Jimmy Dorsey, with Bob Eberly
#2 Amapola ((Pretty Little Poppy) - Jimmy Dorsey, with Bob Eberly and Helen OConnell
#3 - Maria Elena - Jimmy Dorsey, with Bob Eberly
#4 - Dolores Bing Crosby and the Merry Macs
#5 - Daddy - Sammy Kaye, with the Kaye Choir
#6 - Ill Be With You in Apple Blossom Time The Andrews Sisters
#7 - Maria Elena Wayne King
#8 Green Eyes - Jimmy Dorsey, with Bob Eberly and Helen OConnell
#9 - Intermezzo Wayne King
#10 The Hut-Sut Song Freddy Martin, With Eddie Stone
Axis bombers strike in Egypt
Saturday, June 7, 1941 www.onwar.com
In Egypt... A night raid on Alexandria leaves 230 killed.
June 7th, 1941
FRANCE: RAF bombers attack the Prinz Eugen at Brest, but fail to hit her.
Behind the screen of the continuing raids on Britain, the Luftwaffe is being switched to the east. The powerful air fleet which destroyed Belgrade and blasted the way clear for the Wehrmacht to march through the Balkans is being transferred to Poland, where it is being joined by squadrons taken there from France. There are now 2,770 German aircraft, formed into three fleets, facing the Soviet Union.
NORTH AFRICA: The RAF bombards Benghazi and Derna.
PALESTINE: Churchill telegraphs to de Gaulle:
“...best wishes to our joint enterprise in the Levant. ....At this hour when Vichy touches fresh depths of ignominy, the loyalty and courage of the Free French save the glory of France.”
SYRIA: Allied invasion begins. On the coastal axis, Palestinian Jewish guides (including a young Moshe D ayan) lead Australian forces who infiltrate the frontier before hostilities are declared. From a kibbutz at Hanita they cross the border at 9.30 pm to cut signal wires and probe for mines. Heavy seas prevent British commandos from C Battalion British Special Service Brigade from landing behind the border to prevent the French blocking the narrow coastal road. The advance of 21 Aust Brigade is halted by heavy French fire short of the bridge over the Litani River. On the central axis, 25 Aust Brigade sweeps aside the French frontier posts but is then halted by determined French troops in well-chosen positions. On the desert (eastern) axis, 5 Indian Brigade seize Deraa (site of Lawrence of Arabias torture in WWI) and penetrate to Kuneitra. (Michael Alexander)
Corvette HMCS Ville de Quebec (ex Quebec) laid down Quebec City, Province of Quebec.
Corvette HMCS Charlottetown laid down Kingston, Ontario.
Minesweeper HMCS Melville launched Levis, Province of Quebec. (Dave Shirlaw)
NEWFOUNDLAND: Destroyer HMCS Saguenay arrived St. John’s, and joined Newfoundland Escort Force. (Dave Shirlaw)
U.S.A.: Washington: President Roosevelt has signed the bill authorising the seizure of all foreign merchant ships arriving at US ports which was passed by the Senate on May 15.
The US rejects the ADB plan. (Marc Small)
The marine commission has begun to commandeer foreign vessels and allocate them to whatever service may be most useful for national defence. They include 39 Danish, 28 Italian and two German ships as well as others in Lithuanian, Estonian, and Romanian registry. The pride of the catch is the 83,423-ton French liner Normandie, the former holder of the Blue Riband for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic.
I especially enjoyed this article: “Representative Pickets the Picketers in Peace March Before the White House 5”
Thanks for posting !
"Mr. Patrick carried a large sign over his head wiich read:
'Appeasers, Bundists, Reds, etc.: Your know how to picket, but do you know how to work?'"
“The Grand Alliance” notes correspondence between Winston and his son Randolph.
See here this interesting read that tells about Winston’s daughter-in-law and her marriage to Randolph.
Reflected Glory: The Life of Pamela Churchill Harriman
By Sally Bedell Smith
She had the morals of an alley cat.
I agree. She was nothing but a whore, with an inflated price tag.
USS Prairie State (IX 15) - Pre-Dreadnought battleship USS Illinois (BB 7), demilitarized pursuant to the Washington Naval Treaty in the 1920s (and loaned to the State of New York). Renamed Prairie State in January, 1941 to free up the name Illinois for BB 65 (ordered in 1940, 5th ship of the Iowa class)
BB 65 was laid down in 1945 and was only partially built when broken up on the ways in 1958). Construction trailed that of BB 66 which got further along before construction stopped. BB 65 was the last battleship begun in the US. (All of the Montana class (BBs 67-71) was canceled in 1943)