Skip to comments.CHURCHILL PLEDGES FULL AID TO SOVIET; NAZIS GAIN ANEW WEST OF STALINGRAD (9/9/42)
Posted on 09/09/2012 6:31:37 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
Hitler commanding Army Group A
Wednesday, September 9, 1942 www.onwar.com
General List [photo at link]
From Berlin... Hitler fires General List from the command of German Army Group A, fighting in the Caucasus. He assumes command of the Army Group himself.
In the Solomon Islands... Japanese General Hyakutake, commander of the 17th Army, with elements of the 2nd Infantry Division lands at Tassafaronga as part of the Japanese build up for the attack on the main American position at Guadalcanal.
September 9th, 1942
UNITED KINGDOM: Minesweeper HMS Cadmus commissioned. Escort carrier HMS Empress laid down. (Dave Shirlaw)
GERMANY: U-361 is launched. (Dave Shirlaw)
U.S.S.R.: Vinnitsa: Field Marshal List is sacked as commander of Army Group A, currently operating in the Caucasus; General Paul von Kleist succeeds him.
LIBYA: US Army, Middle East Air Force B-24 Liberators attack Tobruk harbor and shipping. (Jack McKillop)
NEW GUINEA: US 5th Air Force A-20 Havocs, in support of encircled Australian ground forces, strafe and bomb troops in the Efogi Spur area.
SOLOMON ISLANDS: Lt. General Hyakutake lands at Tassafaronga, Guadalcanal. Elements of the 2nd Division are also landed. As commander of the Japanese 17th Army, his presence on the island indicates some importance now attached to the battle for this island and Henderson Field. His previous HQ was at Rabaul, New Britain and he controlled operations in New Guinea.
The IJN sends 26 “Betty” bombers (, Navy Type 1 Attack Bombers) and an unknown number of “Zeke” fighters (Mitsubishi A6M, Navy Type 0 Carrier Fighters) to attack Guadalcanal at noon. USMC F4F Wildcats intercept and shoot down 7 “Betties” and 3 “Zekes;” the Marines lose 4 F4Fs. On Guadalcanal, Fighter-1, the grass-surfaced auxiliary fighter airfield, is declared operational. (Jack McKillop)
TERRITORY OF ALASKA: In the Aleutian Islands, a US 11th Air Force B-26 Marauder patrols Tanaga and Adak Islands.
CANADA: Canadian War Cabinet closes the St. Lawrence to all Allied shipping except coasters; due to German U-Boat submarine danger. (Dave Shirlaw)
U.S.A.: Lieutenant General Henry H “Hap” Arnold, Commanding General USAAF, submits to the Chief of Staff a plan (AWPD-42) estimating the size of the air force necessary to attain air ascendancy over the enemy and outlining suggestions for the use of these forces in the several theaters; this plan, which by 17 November 1942 has been approved by the War Department and President Roosevelt, includes the build up of the depleted 8th Air Force in the UK and contains the seeds of the Combined Bomber Offensive (CBO).
An IJN Yokosuka E14Y Navy Type 0 Small Reconnaissance Seaplane, Allied Code Name “Glen,” launched from the submarine HIJMS I-25 off the west coast, drops four 76 kg (167.5 pound) incendiary bombs on a mountain slope 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Brookings, Oregon, causing a small forest fire. This is the first time the continental U.S. was bombed in WWII. The aircraft is crewed by Warrant Officer Noburo Fujita and his observer Shoji Okuda.
President Roosevelt orders a news blackout for morale purposes. (Jack McKillop and Phil Jacobsen)
Light cruiser USS Montpelier commissioned. (Dave Shirlaw)
ATLANTIC OCEAN: U-66 sinks SS Peiping. Weather ship USS Muskeget sunk by three torpedoes fired by U-755. Nine officers and 111 enlisted men are lost. (Dave Shirlaw)
"William Joyce, a.k.a. "Lord Haw-Haw," was a British Fascist renowned for his Nazi propaganda broadcasts.
A member of the British Union of Fascists since 1932, Joyce became disenchanted with the Union's "soft" anti-Jewish policies.
In 1937 he co-founded the National Socialist League, an organization that wanted England to emulate the policies of Nazi Germany.
Joyce moved to Germany in August 1939; from there he broadcast his radio program, "Germany Calling."
Considered a traitor in Britain, Joyce was granted German citizenship.
He was arrested by British authorities in May 1945 and put on trial for treason.
He was convicted and executed in January 1946."
I thought I read somewhere that there was more than one “Lord Haw Haw”.I guess I’m wrong.
Dang that Churchill - he gave us the Soviet Union....
Not at all.
The name "Lord Haw Haw" originally applied generically to other broadcasters in English from Nazi Germany.
Indeed, poor radio reception made it difficult to distinguish them.
Over time, efforts were made and, for examples, Norman Baillie-Stewart became "Sinister Sam", and American Fred Kaltenbach was called "Lord Hee Haw".
Eventually, the name "Lord Haw Haw" settled exclusively on William Joyce, who was even announce by the Germans as:
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