Skip to comments.CONGRESS OVERRIDES VETO OF ANTI-STRIKE BILL (6/26/43)
Posted on 06/26/2013 5:38:59 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
I am glad to see that large receipts of .300 ball ammunition are expected by the end of July. In view of these, and having regard to the existing stocks, it should be possible to make extra issues to the Home Guard for training at once, so as to take advantage of the remaining summer months.
Winston S. Churchill, Closing the Ring
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Allies prepare new landing in New Guinea
Saturday, June 26, 1943 www.onwar.com
Amphibious landings along the coast of New Guinea [photo at link]
In New Guinea... The Allied force at Morobe prepares for an amphibious move north along the coast.
June 26th, 1943 (SATURDAY)
UNITED KINGDOM: RAF Air Marshall Trafford L Leigh-Mallory is given responsibility for drafting air plans for the invasion of the Continent. His deputy is USAAF Brigadier General Haywood S Hansell, Jr.
US VIII Bomber Command Mission Number 68: 165 B-17s are dispatched against the Vilacoublay, France air depot; 12 hit the target while six hit the secondary target, Poissy Airfield, and 39 bomb Tricqueville Airfield; they claim 17-5-10 Luftwaffe aircraft; five B-17s are lost and 14 others are damaged. Five YB-40 escort bombers take off to accompany the B-17s but none are able to complete the attack. (Jack McKillop)
Patrol vessel HMS Kildary launched.
Corvette HMS Farnham Castle laid down.
Frigate HMS Helford commissioned. (Dave Shirlaw)
FRANCE: Lille: Resistance fighters led by a British agent, Michael Trotobas, blow up a German locomotive plant.
U-879, U-1207 laid down.
U-288, U-428 commissioned. (Dave Shirlaw)
ARCTIC OCEAN: U-302 transferred a weather reporting troop to U-625. (Dave Shirlaw)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: At 0955, the Toufic Allah was sunk by U-81 with 48 rounds from the deck gun 40 miles WSW of Beirut.
At 1410, the Nelly (approx. 80 tons) was sunk by U-81 with 30 rounds from the deck gun. (Dave Shirlaw)
BLACK SEA: U-20 was attacked by an escort with depth charges. Due to heavy damage the boat had to return to base. (Dave Shirlaw)
PACIFIC OCEAN: On 27 May, the submarine USS Runner (SS-275) departed Midway Island for the Kurile Island chain and waters off northern Japan. No report was heard from her. Captured Japanese records indicated that she sank the cargo ship Seinan Maru on 11 June in Tsugaru Strait off Hokaido, and the passenger-cargo ship Shinryu Maru on 26 June off Matsuwa Island, Kurile Islands. USS Runner was declared overdue and presumed lost in July 1943 and struck from the Navy list on 30 October 1943.
TERRITORY OF ALASKA: In the Aleutian Islands, the US Eleventh Air Force16 bombers and 28 fighters fly seven attack, weather reconnaissance and photo missions to Kiska and Little Kiska Islands, starting fires. Intense machine gun fire damages four P-38’s. TwoUSNPV-1 Venturas also bomb Kiska.
Kiska is also bombed by two US Navy Lockheed PV-1 Venturas based on Amchitka Island.
Minesweepers USS Palisade and Opponent launched.
Destroyer escort USS Mosley launched.
Destroyer escorts USS Flaherty and Donnell commissioned. (Dave Shirlaw)
A “Peak Oil” article in 1943!!!! I love the quotes, some of which I laugh at, some of which I just shake my head.
Exhaustion within 20 years? Of the then existing oil fields, sure. But the statement that it was unlikely to discover any new reserves? I guess nobody told him about off shore drilling, and no one dreamed of hydraulic fracturing.
He supposed they could get gasoline from coal but dismissed it. I think we haven’t begun to tap that resource. If I’d been in charge of energy policy back then, we never would have imported a drop of crude oil. We’d have all our electrical energy from nuclear reactors and to the extent we needed oil, the coal could be converted just like the Germans did. Yes, there would be significant initial costs for the infrastructure, but it could be done.
But I digress.
It is interesting that they knew that there was oil in shale formations, but apparently did not know how much and of course, they had no idea how to get it out.
While he was dead wrong on the Peak Oil thing, he was dead on about the national security issues of being a “have not” nation when it came to oil resources. And nothing was done about it, as even at this time the House of Saud knew how to bribe Congressmen into making America dependent on foreign oil.
Yeah, I read that. Made me chuckle.
You guys dismay me with this frivolous attitude. If we don’t get serious about conservation we will run out of oil some time between 1957 and 1963. What then - back to the horse and buggy? You won’t be laughing so hard when that happens.
There was a guy on another history forum who espoused the idea that the winter of 1941-42 in Russia was so severe because of all the dust kicked up into the atmosphere during the previous summer from Operation Barbarossa.
Nah. It was just time for a cold winter.
I also liked the article on how the NKVD plays a special role in the war but we’re not sure what it is.
I have a suggestion on how the NKVD troops can be used; maybe they put a few companies of them with machine guns behind the regular troops to shoot down any traitors who dare take “one step back.” This could easily be accomplished by a special order.
During the Winter War of 1939-40 I was poking around the net and came upon a site that hypothesized confidently that the reason that winter was so cold was because of the smoke generated by the fighting. Everything we do causes climate change.
“A Peak Oil article in 1943!!!! “
Too funny. The naysayers have a long history.
lol. Is that before or after the giant icecap meltdown?
Funny how peak oil is always just a generation away...
I also enjoyed the article about record heat in NYC. Global Warming in 1943!
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