Skip to comments.RUSSIANS DRIVE FORWARD IN ONE SECTOR; NAZI GUNS POUR SHELLS ON STALINGRAD (9/22/42)
Posted on 09/22/2012 5:06:22 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
Nazis order more human experiments
Tuesday, September 22, 1942 www.onwar.com
In Berlin... Reichsfuhrer SS Himmler orders that “experiments on warming through body heat” must be conducted
In Occupied Poland... Most of the Jews in Opoczno were forcibly taken by cattle car from Opoczno to their deaths in Treblinka.
From Washington... The Communications Branch of the OSS is formed by General Donovan.
September 22nd, 1942
U.S.A.: The Combined Chiefs of Staff approve a plan drawn up in Washington by the U.S. Armys Services of Supply, The Plan for the Operation of Certain Iranian Communication Facilities between Persian Gulf Ports and Tehran by U.S. Army Forces.” The plan gives the U.S. direct responsibility for moving supplies through Persian Corridor to the USSR. (Jack McKillop)
ALEUTIANS: 9 US Eleventh Air Force B-24 and 1 LB-30 Liberators and 2 B-17 Flying Fortress, accompanied by 15 P-39Airacobras and 20 P-40s, abort a Kiska Island bombing mission due to weather; photo reconnaissance suggests that Chichagof Harbor, Attu Island is abandoned. (Jack McKillop)
FRANCE: VICHY FRANCE: The Nazi execution of 70 hostages in Bordeaux to avenge acts of sabotage is announced.
LIBYA: US Army, Middle East Air Force B-24s bomb shipping in Bengasi, Libya harbor; direct hits are made on 1 large vessel while a smaller vessel and other targets receive lesser hits. (Jack McKillop)
German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel hands over command of Panzerarmee Afrika to General Georg Stumme and proceeds to Germany on the 23rd. (Jack McKillop & Jeff Chrisman)
CHAD: French General Charles DeGaulle meets with General Jacques-Philippe LeClerc at Fort Lamy and gives orders to begin the march into Libya with the objective of seizing the Fezzan region for France and pressing on to Tripoli to join the British Eighth Army for a move into Tunisia.
EGYPT: In the coastal sector west of El Alamein, the Australian 26th Brigade relieves the 20th Brigade. (Jack McKillop)
MADAGASCAR: British East African troops close in on Tananarive, the island’s capital. Vichy French troops offer little resistance. (Jack McKillop)
U.S.S.R.: Stalingrad: What began as a Blitzkrieg has become urban warfare, as the Russians defend this city street by street, building by building. Alongside the regular Red Army now are workers’ units, determined to make the Germans battle for every factory and exploiting to the full the defensive capabilities of their shattered home town. Today, units of the German 6th Army (von Paulus) and 4th Panzerarmee (Hoth) split the Soviet 62nd Army (Yeremenko) in two and capture nearly the entire southern part of the Stalingrad, including the huge grain elevator defended by Soviet marines.
NEW GUINEA: The Australian 2/25th Battalion moves forward on the Kokoda Track and does not encounter any Japanese. However, a patrol from the 3d Battalion loses 4 men west of Ioribaiwa. (Jack McKillop)
US Fifth Air Force A-20 Havocs bomb and strafe occupied areas at Menari, Efogi, Nauro, Yodda, and Kokoda; P-40s strafe AA positions, huts, and barges at Buna and Salamaua and bomb and strafe Wairopi bridge, strafe buildings at Yodda, the airfield at Buna, and AA positions and other targets along the Buna-Kokoda trail; 1 B-25 bombs the north end of Buna Airfield and the coastal end of Sanananda track. B-17s bomb the airfield and shipping at Rabaul, New Britain Island.
BISMARCK ARCHIPELAGO: Fifth Air Force B-17s bomb the airfield and shipping at Rabaul, New Britain Island. (Jack McKillop)
Portugese Timor: Reinforcements for Sparrow force in the shape of the 2/4th Independent company AIF leave Darwin, Australian, aboard the destroyer HMAS Voyager with 15 tons of supplies, including 7000 dollars worth of silver coins, and 450 troops. (William L. Howard)(188, 189, 190, 191)
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FBI raid nets 84 blacks convinced by Japanese Black Dragon Society operatives that they do not have to serve in the US military because of “racial ties with the Japanese” or are citizens of Arabia!
There was some sympathy for Japan among these small messianic or nationalistic groups as a non-white group who had defeated whites, as Japan did in the Russo-Japanese War. Some Japanese arrived to stir the pot. Some thought that a Japanese invasion would end segregation and discrimination.
Of course, the vast majority of blacks had nothing to do with these fringe groups, remained grounded in their traditional Christian denominations and served the nation at war.
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