Skip to comments.JAPANESE DESTROYER SUNK, TWO CRUISERS HIT; ENEMY WITHDRAWS, MIDWAY ‘SECTION IS QUIET’ (6/8/42)
Posted on 06/08/2012 4:58:10 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
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Soviet High Command considers Vlasov
Monday, June 8, 1942 www.onwar.com
In Moscow... A full session of the Stavka is held to decide the fate of General Vlasov’s 2nd Shock Army (encircled by German forces west of the Volkov). Stalin is quoted as saying: “We made a great mistake joining the Volkhov to the Leningrad Front. Although General Khozin [the Front commander] is there on the Volkov, he has handled things badly. He has not carried out the Stavka’s order about pulling the Second Shock Army back.”
June 8th, 1942
GERMANY: Berlin: Hitler lays a laurel wreath, and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra plays the funeral march from Wagner’s opera Gotterdammerung, at the state funeral of Reinhardt Heydrich.
AUSTRALIA: Sydney: A week after the spectacular raid in Sydney Harbour, Japanese submarines shelled the major cities of Sydney and Newcastle today. However, little damage was caused and there were no casualties.
The attack on Sydney is believed to have been made by the submarine I-24 which launched one of the midget submarines in the Sydney Harbour raid. At 2.15 this morning, a Sydney patrol spotted gunfire flashes south east of the MacQuarrie light. Within five minutes the submarine had fired ten shells, only four of which exploded. All fell in residential districts. Five minutes later, air-raid sirens were sounded when an unidentified aircraft was sighted over the city.
At about the same time - after a similar incursion by an aircraft - a submarine opened fire on the seaport of Newcastle. Twenty-four shells landed near the power station and customs house, causing some damage but no casualties. The bombardment stopped when shore batteries opened up on the submarine.
A convoy system has been adopted following the shelling of two merchant ships off the Australian coast. One of the ships blew up and sank.
TERRITORY OF ALASKA: The crew of a USN PBY-5A Catalina of Patrol Squadron Forty One (VP-41) based at Dutch Harbor, Unalaska Island, Aleutian Islands, spots four transports and two destroyers in Kiska Harbor; flying to Attu Island, they spot the Japanese forces. This is the first indication that the Japanese have occupied these two islands. (Jack McKillop)
The Royal Canadian Air Force’s No. 111 (Fighter) Squadron equipped with Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk Is arrives at Elmendorf Field, Anchorage, Territory of Alaska and is placed under the operational control of the US Army Air Forces’ XI Fighter Command. Maxim M. Litvinov, the Soviet Ambassador to the U.S., informs the U.S. Government that the Soviets agree to a Lend-Lease air route being established between Alaska and the Soviet Union.
U.S.A.: The Soviet Ambassador to the U.S., Maxim M. Litvinov, informs Harry Hopkins, President Roosevelt’s assistant, that the Soviet Government has agreed to a Lend-Lease air corridor being established between the Territory of Alaska and Siberia. (Jack McKillop)
The European Theater of Operations US Army (ETOUSA) is established by presidential directive. Major General James E. Chaney is designated commander of all US forces in ETOUSA. (Jack McKillop)
CARIBBEAN SEA: U-302 torpedoes and sinks an armed merchant tanker approximately 35 miles (56 km) northeast of Cape Blanco, Venezuela. (Jack McKillop)
“The population should be considered in terms of the whole world, because an impact of the East upon the West is an inevitable factor in human history.
Professor F.A.E. Crew, who wore the uniform of a brigadier general, said this war was not a conflict of armies but a battle of birth rates.”
Churchman who defy Hitler
Victor Von Galen of Germany (Catholic Bishop)
His friends chuckle as they7 recall the quick witted rebuke he once administered to a uniformed Nazi as he was preaching in his cathedral against State interference with the family, youth and education. By what right, the Nazi interrupted, did an unmarried cleric, a celibate, talk about the problems of youth and marriage?
Striking the pulpit a great blow, the Bishop retorted instantly:
“Never will I tolerate in this cathedral any reflection on our beloved Fuehrer!”
The story of the baby grandson of Vice Admiral Waller being drowned by an unidentified man who snatched the child from his carriage and tossed into a lake turned out that the child's mother, Patricia Cary Craig Waller, plead out guilty to committing the crime herself and inventing the alibi.
She was discharged from the Old Bailey two years later after pleading guilty.
Patricia Cary Craig Waller is still alive and living in England as of this date.
"Even in its darkest days, the Lódz (Poland) Ghetto sought to provide for the children.
Homes were found for those whose parents had been deported, and orphanages and hostels tried to provide children with nourishment and comfort.
In this photograph, Yankev Chmielnicki and other ghetto children eat at the orphanage on Garbarska Street.
The number of ghetto children was reduced dramatically in September 1942, when the authorities ordered the deportations of all children under the age of ten."
"Work was the key to survival in the Lódz Ghetto, and most children worked.
An accelerated course in tailoring was developed so that young people could learn a useful skill.
By the end of 1942 even nine-year-olds were expected to work.
All members of the ghetto were on call for assignments of forced labor.
Here, a Jewish youth, the Star of David pinned to his back, washes the car of a German official."
thanks for the information. I would have never known. that story upset me.
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