Skip to comments.ROOSEVELT OFFERS PLAN TO CONGRESS FOR BIRTH-TO-GRAVE SOCIAL SECURITY (3/11/43)
Posted on 03/11/2013 4:19:12 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
Post-War Program (Lawrence) 2-4
The Presidents Message 2
The New Bill of Rights 3
Railway Harmony Reached in Mexico (Cianfarra) 4
Resources Boards Findings and Recommendations to Congress on Expanded Social Security System 5-7
Nazis Lose Byelyi 7-8
War News Summarized 8
Allies in Tunisia Probe Foes Lines (Middleton) 9
Montgomery Says Rommel is Desperate and Assures 8th Army It Will Crush Him 9
Chinese Recapture Towns on Salween 10
In China: American Soldiers at Ease (photo) 10
Strategy Board Plans New Moves against the Japanese (photo) 11
The Texts of the Days Communiques on Fighting in Various Zones 12-13
SS Panzer Corps fighting in Kharkov
Thursday, March 11, 1943 www.onwar.com
On the Eastern Front... The SS Panzer Corps enters Kharkov and penetrates to the center of the city after intensive street fighting.
In Washington... The Americans extend the Lend-Lease agreements by one year. The value of the agreements, up to the end of February 1943, is reported to be $9,632,000,000.
March 11th, 1943 (THURSDAY)
Sloop HMS Wild Goose commissioned.
Frigates HMS Capel and Cooke laid down.
Destroyer HNLMS Kortenaer (ex-HMS Scorpion) commissioned.
Destroyer HMS Tuscan commissioned.
U-345, U-428, U-743, U-744, U-853, U-974 launched.
U-868 laid down.
U-849, U-967 commissioned. (Dave Shirlaw)
U.S.S.R.: General Hausser re-enters Kharhov. This city of ruins, liberated only a month ago by the Red Army, is once again threatened by the Germans. SS General Hausser who, against Hitler’s orders, extricated his Panzers from the then doomed German garrison in the city, has led his men back to crush the Soviet Third Tank Army and establish himself in the approached to the city. He has sealed off the city and is tonight preparing to attack.
INDIAN OCEAN: At 2310, the unescorted Aelybryn was torpedoed and sunk by U-160 ENE of Durban. The U-boat misidentified the vessel as the American SS Arian. Nine crewmembers were lost. The master, 27 crewmembers and four gunners were picked up by the Portuguese SS Lourenco Marques and landed at Capetown. (Dave Shirlaw)
U.S.A.: Submarine USS Barbel laid down. (Dave Shirlaw)
CARIBBEAN SEA: At 0752, the unescorted Olancho was hit by one torpedo from U-183 about 30 miles west of Cape San Antonio, Cuba. The torpedo struck on the starboard side amidships abaft #2 hatch, ripping open the hull and demolishing the wheelhouse and starboard engine wing. The engine room flooded immediately and the port engine could not be stopped thus the ship kept going at full speed in circles until the screw was clear of the water due to the settling by the bow. At 0811 hours a coup de grâce hit the port side between #3 and #4 hatch, causing the ship to sink in 10 minutes. 41 crewmembers and 5 armed guards abandoned ship after the second torpedo hit in one lifeboat, on one raft and by jumping overboard. Three men went under with the suction of the sinking ship after the jumped from the stern and one was hit by the turning screw and later died after being picked up by the raft. Seven more survivors clung to a hatch cover. The 27 men in the lifeboat and the nine on the raft were picked up at 1255 by SS Choluteca. The remaining seven survivors were picked up by USS Absecon on 13 March and taken to Jacksonville. Green phosphorus flares dropped from aircraft were very helpful in assisting the ship to locate the survivors. (Dave Shirlaw)
ATLANTIC OCEAN: Convoy HX-228 comes under attack. The British destroyer HMS Harvester (ex Brazilian Jarua) sinks one U-boat and is herself sunk by another which in turn is sunk by the Fighting French corvette ACONIT.
Destroyer HMS Harvester sighted a U-Boat following a ship which submerged when it sighted the destroyer. Harvester dropped depth charges and forced the U-444 to the surface which defends itself by gunfire. Harvester’s guns were also scoring hits, and in the flurry Harvester rams the U-444 at 27 knots. The collision was so violent that that the destroyer’s sides were torn open, and U-444 slides alongside her and becomes jammed under the destroyer’s propeller shaft in her A brackets where she sticks fast for about 10 minutes. Harvester is unable to bring any means of engagement to bear, or to drop depth charges. U-444 then slips clear and disappears into the night, unable to submerge. Harvester is forced to stop, because an explosion has put her other engine out of action. An hour later, the French corvette Aconit which is cruising in the vicinity picks up severely damaged U-444 sailing slowly, in her searchlights and rams. This second ramming followed by Aconit which is dropping depth charges sinks the U-444 with loss of all but 5 German crew. In the meantime, Harvester steaming at 11 knots is trying to reach port when her propeller shaft breaks, and she drifts compelled to await a tow. U-432 spots the helpless destroyer and hits her with two torpedoes, Harvester breaks into two and sinks. U-432 then submerges. Aconit returns, locates the U-432 and drops some depth charges which put her out of trim and compels her to surface. Her commander is killed at once by gunfire, and U-432 is then rammed and sunk by Aconit. A few survivors are rescued by Aconit, which then sank U-432. Location: 51 23N 28 40W. (Alex Gordon)(108)
At 0215, U-590 fired torpedoes at Convoy HX-228 and observed two hits on a steamer and reported that the ship sank within one minute. In fact, SS Jamaica Producer was only damaged and managed to reach port.
At 1917, SS Baron Kinnaird, a straggler from Convoy O, Nova Scotia.-169 since 6 March, was torpedoed and sunk by U-621 NW of Belle Ile. The master, 35 crewmembers and six gunners were lost.
HMS LCT-2398 was on transfer from the USA to the UK aboard SS William C. Gorgas and was lost on 11 Mar, 1943, when this ship was sunk by U-757 in Convoy HX-228.
At 0503, U-86 attacked with FAT torpedoes on the starboard side of Convoy HX-228 and claimed to have sunk a tanker and an ammunition ship, which exploded. In fact, only SS Brant County was hit by one torpedo, which ignited her load of carbide. Of the five men on the bridge, three managed to get to the lifeboat and the other two died - the master in the flames and the other jumped overboard and drowned. Three of the four men in the engine room died and the fourth was unable to stop the engine but managed to get on deck. Among the dead were also eight military passengers. The 24 survivors abandoned ship in one lifeboat and when it was about 200 meters away the flames reached the cargo of explosives. Brant County disappeared in a huge explosion, which sent pieces of metal and other debris in the air. The British SS Stuart Prince picked up the survivors after 30 minutes. One of them was badly burned and died shortly thereafter. (Dave Shirlaw)
Wow...thanks for posting.
But you know what really caught my eye?
The New Bill of Rights on one of the pages. Some things never change.
“Roosevelt Offers Plan to Congress For Birth-to-Grave Social Security with Government Role in Business”
1. Look at the opposite article: “RED ARMY UNCHECKED IN THE NORTH”
Yeah, no kidding.
2. “Birth-to-GRAVE” — Prophetic.
Now we’re 70 years later... downright eerie.
What a loaded list given the context of history:
1. The right to work, usefully and creatively through the productive years;
2. The right to fair pay, adequate to command the necessities and amenities of life in exchange for work, ideas, thrift, and other socially valuable service;
3. The right to adequate food, clothing, shelter, and medical care;
4. The right to security, with freedom from fear of old age, want, dependency, sickness, unemployment, and accident;
5. The right to live in a system of free enterprise, free from compulsory labor, irresponsible private power, arbitrary public authority, and unregulated monopolies;
6. The right to come and go, to speak or to be silent, free from the spyings of secret political police;
7. The right to equality before the law, with equal access to justice in fact;
8. The right to education, for work, for citizenship, and for personal growth and happiness; and
9. The right to rest, recreation, and adventure; the opportunity to enjoy life and take part in an advancing civilization.
that caught my eye, whilst we’re fighting a war we had a man who was looking to push a radical left agenda and oh how it seems we have another man, sorry girle boy doing the same thing.
New bill of rights right in the war, yea no agenda there and he used the war to push many radical social issues just like this clown is doing today, with his homosexual cross dressing agenda
But you know what else caught my interest?
Here it all is printed for the nation to see in the NYT.
Not hidden behind closed door meetings in congress and diner parties with the president...
Printed out page after page, point after point...
"Bulgaria is a Balkan nation on the Black Sea, bordered by Turkey, Romania, Yugoslavia, and Greece.
In 1939 the Bulgarian government ordered foreign Jews out of the country, while the country's radio and press expressed antisemitic sentiments.
In the same year, the British Foreign Office warned the Bulgarians that if Bulgarian Jews were shipped to Palestine, the British would "expect the Bulgarian government to take the immigrants back."
"The Nazis pressured Bulgaria into allying with Germany during the Second World War--an alliance that frightened Bulgaria's 50,000 Sephardic Jews, who formed ten percent of the country's population.
Pressured by the Germans, the Bulgarian government passed antisemitic laws that were supported by some trade and business groups as well as by right-wing and military organizations.
Although antisemitism was common, the nation's clergy, monarchy, parliament, and workers prevented the German SS from deporting most Bulgarian Jews.
Nevertheless, almost 12,000 Jews living in lands the Germans had awarded Bulgaria (Thrace and Macedonia) were rounded up and sent to their deaths at the Treblinka death camp.
"From September 1944 to April 1945, Bulgaria waged war against Germany.
The Bulgarian Army, including Jews, fought Germans in Yugoslavia and Hungary."
I would not surprise me at all in Zero issues a public proclamation TODAY trying to bring back the 2nd Bill of Rights... :-(
exactly but it;s also like the communist rules of 1963 http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm
thenthere is the cloward and Piven which is out there and then the Alinsky rules for radicals.
They are all written down for all to see and yet form some reason whether it be the homosexuals agenda or foreign policy our side act all stunned or are clueless or cowardly
I’m actually expecting the second bill of rights especially if the radicals get full control again .
I think that happens because we have common sense, logic, and understand that a free people is prosperous & generous people. When we see these things or read them we are shocked that anyone ...any American would surrender their freedom to them. And yet, day by day thousands do that very thing.
So, why? What underpinning core has been eroded from the American psyche?
I agree but what is ahppening lately that some of that common sense is being eroded due to some infiltrating ur party, whether it be libertarians who are just socially liberal, just want to get high and have any kind of marriage to the looney left fanatics who also say the;re conservative
Homer_J_Simpson for President!!! lol
If nominated I will not run. If elected I will not serve.
But I will accept the taxpayer-funded multi-million dollar vacations.
What about golf? You’d be down to a 10 handicap in no time.