Skip to comments.ROOSEVELT WARNS HITLER TO SURRENDER NOW; SAYS ALLIES WILL END ‘GANGSTERISM’ IN WORLD (8/26/43)
Posted on 08/26/2013 4:23:21 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
Free French gain Allied recognition
Thursday, August 26, 1943 www.onwar.com
In London, Ottawa and Washington... The US, Canada and Britain give limited recognition to the Free French Committee of National Liberation.
August 26th, 1943 (THURSDAY)
The US Eighth Air Force’s VIII Bomber Command in England flies Mission 35:
36 B-26s attack Carpiquet Airfield at Caen, France at 1846 hours.
The RAF’s Desert Air Force (DAF) is assigned to the Northwest African Tactical Air Force (NATAF), along with US units of the Ninth Air Force which have been an operational part of DAF and Northwest African Tactical Bomber Force (NATBF).
GERMANY: Stalag 383, Bavaria: Two British prisoners made a daring escape from this camp yesterday by walking out of the gate wearing home-made German uniforms and carrying forged passes.
The escapers, Lance-Sergeant Suggit of the 5th (Inniskilling) Dragoon Guards and Sergeant Beeson of the RAOC, had to bring their attempt forward a day because there is so much activity, masterminded by the escape committee, that their original plan would have clashed with an attempt by others to “go over the wire”. They made their German uniforms from Australian tunics dyed green with dyes acquired from the camp theatre.
Their badges were made of cardboard covered in silver paper, and their medal ribbons cut out of tin coloured with red and black ink. A friendly guard from Alsace lent them his papers so that they could be forged.
At dusk tonight, with sandwiches in their fake holsters, they walked nonchalantly out of the gate.
U-1279 laid down.
BALTIC SEA: Soviet submarine SC-203 sunk near Cape Uret by torpedo from Italian submarine SB.4. All hands lost.
ITALY: 80+ Northwest African Strategic Air Force (NASAF) B-17s, with P-38 escort, bomb Capua Airfield; and 100+ fighter-escorted medium bombers hit Grazzanise Airfield and satellite field.
HONG KONG: 15 US Fourteenth Air Force B-24s, with an escort of 17 P-38 Lightnings and P-40s, bomb Kowloon Docks; 5 Japanese interceptors are shot down.
SOLOMON ISLANDS: 11 US Thirteenth Air Force B-25s and 40+ USMC SBD Dauntlesses, escorted by fighters, pound AA positions and barges at Ringa and Webster Coves on New Georgia Island and at Nusatuva Island; 15 B-24’s bomb Papatura Ite and supply areas on Papatura Fa Island; 15 B-24’s, with fighter escort, bomb Kahili Airfield on Bougainville Island; and P-39Airacobras strafe buildings on Gizo Island and at Kolulavabae Inlet.
TERRITORY OF ALASKA: ALEUTIAN ISLANDS: The US Eleventh Air Force’s striking power shrinks rapidly as 2 B-24 Liberator and 2 B-25 squadrons are ordered to prepare for departure to the Zone of Interior (ZI).
CANADA: Churchill sets off for a four-day fishing holiday in the Laurentian mountains.
Minesweeper HMCS Ross Norman purchased.
Frigate HMCS Eastview laid down Montreal, Province of Quebec.
Minesweeper HMS Mariner (ex-HMCS Kincardine) laid down Port Arthur, Ontario.
U.S.A.: Washington: The French Committee of national Liberation is granted limited recognition by the US, Britain and Canada. Tomorrow The U.S.S.R. and China do the same.
Submarine USS Charr laid down.
Destroyer escort USS Stadtfield commissioned.
Destroyer escorts USS O’Neill, Bronstein, William T Powell and Chaffee laid down.
Minesweeper USS Dunlin launched.
Destroyer escort USS Haines launched.
California: Battery Ashburn, two 16-inch guns in casemates, is completed at Fort Rosecrans, a coastal artillery fort near San Diego. (Benjamin Ledin)
ATLANTIC OCEAN: U-410 sank SS John Bell and SS Richard Henderson in Convoy UGS-14.
German submarine U-84 (Type VIIB) is listed as missing in the middle of the North ATLANTIC OCEAN, position unknown. All hands, 46-men, are lost.
U-84 had previously been recorded as sunk 24 Aug, 1943 in the middle of the North Atlantic, in position 27.09N, 37.03W, by aerial torpedoes from aircraft of the US escort carrier USS Core, but U-84 was ordered to refuel from U-760 on 18 August in position 37.00N, 44.30W which is over 600 nautical miles from the attack by USS Core’s aircraft. (Alex Gordon)
"Partisans from Rovno in the Volhynia area of Poland prepare to join their comrades in the fight against their oppressors.
As the Nazis planned a final Aktion, some Jews escaped and fled to the surrounding forests.
Operating within Volhynia, Moshe Gildenman, known as "Uncle Misha," organized an effective partisan unit that inflicted losses on German and Ukrainian troops."
"The Nazis made widespread use of forced labor in high-tech industries, such as the manufacture of the V-2 rockets that rained down on Britain and Belgium during the final months of the war.
These workers are engaged in the construction of a vast system of underground tunnels to house the rocket works.
Unlike many of the Reich's millions of slaves, the primary danger to these inmates--who were housed in the open outside the tunnels--came from the threat posed by Allied bombing."
Read Daina West’s book.
Surrender? NOT HARDLY!
FDR wouldn’t quit, nor listen to peace ovatures from many German sources. He had to bomb Europe flat to make way for his Stalinist buddy to take over most of Europe.
Poland? What’s that?
Hungary? Czechoslovakia? Never heard of them.
Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia—they’re part of the USSR.
Hitler wanted to make ‘Peace Overtures’ so that he could keep all the territory he won (including France) and regroup.
Anytime evil offers you peace it is because they are getting tired and want to rest a bit
At the Casablanca Conference in January 1943, President Roosevelt announced, and Churchill agreed, that their peace terms for the war were "Unconditional Surrender".
Historians think they did that to impress Stalin who was thought to feel highly dissatisfied with the Western Allies war efforts so far.
Throughout the war, there were several peace overtures between Hitler and Stalin: in the early years they came from Stalin and were dismissed by Hitler.
Toward the war's end, they came from Germany and were dismissed by Stalin.
So it appears that FDR's promise of "Unconditional Surrender" had enough appeal to Stalin to prevent his signing some separate peace with Hitler.
But the real reason for FDR's "Unconditional Surrender" terms is that Roosevelt had served under Wilson in the First World War, as Undersecretary of the Navy, and well understood that if the Germans were yet again not physically beaten to a bloody pulp, they would again not believe they had been defeated, and would again attempt to rise up for revenge against the Allies.
Roosevelt believed that this time there had to be no possible doubt about who won the war.
As for Stalin's Soviet Communists, FDR had no fear of those folks.
Fortunately for what's left of western civilization, a young Senator from Missouri was far more clear-eyed about "Uncle Joe" Stalin.
Thank goodness Mr. Wallace was doing everything he could to antagonize FDR.
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