Skip to comments.AMERICANS REPEL 3 JAPANESE THRUSTS, BOMB ENEMY’S GUNS ON GUADALCANAL (10/30/42)
Posted on 10/30/2012 5:29:09 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
* It is uncharacteristically irresponsible of the Times to report the whereabouts of a senior U.S. commander. Roosevelt takes the publishers to task in tomorrows edition.
Australians approaching Kokoda
Friday, October 30, 1942 www.onwar.com
In New Guinea... The Australian advance reaches Alola, about 10 miles south of Kokoda. One of the brigades is sent directly toward Kokoda, while the second is sent on a more easterly route.
In North Africa... Battle of El Alamein. The Australian 9th Division continues to battle the German 90th Light Division north and east of Tell el Eisa.
October 30th, 1942
UNITED KINGDOM: USAAF 336th Fighter Squadron transfers to Debden, Essex. (Jack McKillop)
Destroyers HMS Obedient, Racehorse and Wensleydale commissioned.
Destroyer HNLMS Tjerk Hiddes commissioned. (Dave Shirlaw)
GERMANY: U-991, U-992 laid down. (Dave Shirlaw)
EGYPT: Alexandria: The Bletchley Park codebreakers who have been unable to read the U-boat Enigma cipher for almost a year must thank the self-sacrifice of two men who died today retrieving an Enigma machine and its key settings from a sinking submarine. Lt. Tony Fasson and Able Seaman Colin Grazier boarded U-559 (Type VIIC) as she was being scuttled after an attack by destroyers HMS Pakenham, HMS Petard and HMS Hero, 70 miles off Egypt at position 32.30N, 33.00E. They passed their prize to safety, but were unable to escape before the U-boat sank, taking them with her. In total there were seven dead and 38 survivors.
Lt. Francis Anthony Blair Fasson (b.1913) and A/S Colin Grazier (b.1920), both of HMS PETARD, boarded a crippled U-boat and, aware of the danger, recovered valuable documents and instruments until the vessel suddenly sank, taking them both. (George Crosses)
NEW GUINEA: The Australian advance up the Kokoda Track reaches Alola, New Guinea. This is 10 miles from Kokoda. One Brigade will proceed directly up the track, the other will advance more easterly to Oivi.
PACIFIC OCEAN: US cruisers and destroyers shell Japanese positions on Santa Cruz Island.
The Japanese fleet is reported to have withdrawn from the Solomons.
CANADA: Corvettes HMCS Regina, Moose Jaw and Algoma departed St John’s as UK convoy escort and eventual Operation Torch Duty. (Dave Shirlaw)
U.S.A.: Submarine USS Flier laid down.
Destroyer USS Cony commissioned.
Submarine USS Hake commissioned. (Dave Shirlaw)
ATLANTIC OCEAN: U-520 (Type IXC) is sunk east of Newfoundland, at position 47.47N, 49.50W, by depth charges from a Canadian Digby aircraft (RCAF Sqdn 10/742). 53 dead (all crew lost).
U-658 (Type VIIC) is sunk east of Newfoundland, at position 50.32N, 46.32W, by depth charges from a Canadian Hudson aircraft (RCAF Sqdn. 145/Y). 48 dead (all crew lost). (Alex Gordon)
U-659 sank SS Bullmouth and damaged SS Tasmania and Corinaldo in Convoy SL-125.
U-129 sank SS West Kabar.
U-203 sank SS Corinaldo in Convoy SL-125.
U-409 dank SS Silverwillow and damaged SS Bullmouth in Convoy SL-125
U-509 sank SS Brittany in Convoy SL-125
U-604 sank SS Baron Vernon and President Doumer in Convoy SL-125.
Destroyer HMCS Columbia attacked by U-522 Kptlt Schneider, CO. Torpedo missed. (Dave Shirlaw)
"A German propaganda poster exhorts French workers to go to Germany.
The appeal states:
"You hold the key to the camps. French workers, you can liberate French prisoners (of war) by working in Germany."
The message refers to the agreement between the Vichy government and Germany whereby a French POW would be released for every French laborer who volunteered to work in Germany."
"These Jewish women and children, carefully guarded by Germans, board a train bound for the Treblinka death camp.
They were among the 10,000 Jews from Miedzyrzec Podlaski deported to Treblinka during October 1942, a month that was among the bloodiest in the camp's history.
Many of Miedzyrzec Podlaski's Jews died on the horrific train ride to Treblinka, rather than in the camp's gas chambers."
"Rescued from Occupied France by Varian Fry, painter Marc Chagall, pictured here with his daughter, Ida, was among those modern artists whose work was condemned by the Nazis.
When the Nazis gained power, Chagall's works were removed from museums and some were held up for censure in the enormous exhibit of "degenerate art" that was held in Munich in 1937.
The Nazis considered Chagall's works, as well as those by Picasso and van Gogh, inappropriate for German collections."
"The Ordnungsdienst (order service) served as the police arm of the Judenrat (Jewish council) in the ghettos.
Responsible for carrying out the orders of the council and of the German authorities, the Ordnungsdienst were loathed and feared by the ghetto population--even though they were Jews.
"Ordnungsdienst personnel faced excruciating moral dilemmas.
Initially charged with maintaining discipline in the ghetto, including guarding workers on labor details outside the ghetto, in time the order service was expected to enforce quarantines during typhus outbreaks and carry out deportations.
"Failure to deliver the mandated number for deportation resulted in harsh repercussions for both the police and ghetto residents.
As one Warsaw Ghetto policeman said as he tore a child from the mother's arms:
'I have a wife and three children.
If I don't deliver my five heads by five o'clock, they'll take my own children.
Don't you see? I'm fighting for my own children!' "
Don't delude ypurself into believing that the police over here [U.S.A.]will resist orders from their superiors to round us up and put us on the trains.
That's very hard to even imagine...
First, my understanding is: every government official, at any level of authority, is required by law to disobey illegal orders.
That did not stop the rounding up of Japanese-Americans during WWII, on orders from President Roosevelt, but since then many rules have been modified to prevent such mass incarcerations, absent due process of law.
Second, I'd be curious to know just who you might mean by "us", kemo sabe.
Law abiding defenders of our Free Republic?
Champions of liberty?
Veterans and descendants of our Founding generation, Uniting generation and Greatest generation?
Loyal allies and supporters of Israel, plus many others threatened around the world?
Very hard to imagine mass incarcerations of such groups, which are today considered the "backbone" of America.
Of course, open rebellion, insurrection and "domestic violence" are opposed in the US Constitution, so anyone suggesting such things might expect a tough time of it.
In that case, justice would be administered lawfully, constitutionally, and there would be no need for government to threaten families of law enforcement officials assigned the task.
The one group which might plausibly come to mind -- illegal aliens -- for lawful mass incarcerations and transportation back to their countries of origin, seem unlikely to experience anything resembling such actions, since today even our more conservative candidates are afraid to use mild terms like "self deportation" in public.
So I can't imagine it.
Doesn't mean it won't happen some day, but that would be a vastly different world than the one I've lived in and helped to defend, lawfully.
HIggens to build Giant Transport Plane
Nothing ultimately became of the giant Higgins-Bellanca Model 36-90, likely because the requirement for it diminished when the German U-boat campaign was effectively neutralized in the Battle of the Atlantic. The Air Force may have also been skeptical that Higgins Industries, known primarily as a producer of the LCVP amphibious landing craft, was capable of producing such a large and complex aircraft.
What scares me most is young people who don't ask why we are doing this. There are exemptions. But they have been trained to not ask questions and punished if they do. Look at how many accept homosexuality, they will do what they are told.
You and I may be a sheep dog but most are not. Bravado is nice but until our possessions, loved ones and lives are truly threatened, we DON'T KNOW WHAT WE WILL DO.
Anyone recognize the gun being carried by Capt Henry J. Adams on p6? It doesn’t look like an M97 trench shotgun.
I looked at the picture a long time. It looks like a smooth bore weapon of some kind.
I wish someone could identify that weapon in the picture, it is driving me crazy.
Japanese WWII Submachine Guns Top: 8mm Type 100 with Folding Stock ... Middle: 8mm Type 100 (1944 model) Bottom: 7.63mm Bergmann 1920 (SIG, Swiss) used by Japan
It is about the right overall length but I don't think so. The forarms are vastly different. It's hard to tell from the photo if the captains gun is a smoothbore or a subgun. As I look at the photo, the captains gun may have a barrel shroud and a vertical magazine but that may be due to light reflection and what looks like it might be a magazine near his left knee is actually something else. I wonder if there is any chance that it's a civilian shotgun that he cut down?
70 years later and it is a mystery.....
Reising M-50 may be the match.
The Reising submachine gun was designed by American Eugene Reising and patented in 1940. Production of the new submachine gun commenced in 1941 at Harrington & Richardson (H&R) arms factory. In 1942, US Marine Corps signed first contract for delivery of Reising M50 submachine guns, and several tents of thousands of Reising M50 SMG's were delivered to USMC during the war.
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