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RED ARMY CAPTURES KHERSON; MOSCOW RECOGNIZES BADOGLIO (3/14/44)
Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 3/14/44 | W.H. Lawrence, George Axelsson, Bertram D. Hulen, M.K. Whiteleather

Posted on 03/14/2014 4:54:32 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: milhist; realtime; worldwarii
Free Republic University, Department of History presents World War II Plus 70 Years: Seminar and Discussion Forum
First session: September 1, 2009. Last date to add: September 2, 2015.
Reading assignment: New York Times articles and the occasional radio broadcast delivered daily to students on the 70th anniversary of original publication date. (Previously posted articles can be found by searching on keyword “realtime” Or view Homer’s posting history .)
To add this class to or drop it from your schedule notify Admissions and Records (Attn: Homer_J_Simpson) by freepmail. Those on the Realtime +/- 70 Years ping list are automatically enrolled. Course description, prerequisites and tuition information is available at the bottom of Homer’s profile. Also visit our general discussion thread.
1 posted on 03/14/2014 4:54:32 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
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To: Homer_J_Simpson
Selections from West Point Atlas for the Second World War
Eastern Europe, 1941: Russian Leningrad and Ukraine Offensives – Operations, 2 December 1943-30 April 1944
Allied Advance to Volturno River, Reorganization, and Attack on Gustav Line (17 January-11 May 1944)
Anzio-Cassino Area, 1943: Attempts to Cross Rapido and Garigliano Rivers, 17-20 January 1944. Anzio Landing, 22 January 1944. German Counterattack at Anzio, 16-19 February 1944
New Guinea and Alamo Force Operations: Clearing the Huon Peninsula and Securing the Straits, 19 September 1943-26 April 1944
Cartwheel, the Seizure of the Gilberts and Marshalls, and Concurrent Air and Naval Operations, 30 June 1943-26 April 1944
The Far East and the Pacific, 1941: Original Allied Strategic Concept, May 1943; Situation in Pacific, 1 November 1943
2 posted on 03/14/2014 4:55:02 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Homer_J_Simpson
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The Nimitz Graybook

3 posted on 03/14/2014 4:55:38 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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The first of the following excerpts is continued from yesterday. The second from March 1.

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Winston S. Churchill, Closing the Ring

4 posted on 03/14/2014 4:56:19 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: r9etb; PzLdr; dfwgator; Paisan; From many - one.; rockinqsranch; 2banana; henkster; meandog; ...
Dnieper City Falls (Lawrence) – 2-3
Envoys Will Be Exchanged between Russia and Italy – 3
Hull Blames Nazis for Rome’s Danger – 4
Russia Said to Bar Finns’ Peace Offer (Axelsson) – 4-5
War News Summarized – 4
Allies’ Big Guns Shell Foe in Italy – 5
Washington is Silent on Russian Move; Some See Drive for Influence in Balkans (Hulen) – 5
U.S. Troops Kill 1,000 Japanese in Bougainville Battle with 3,000 – 6
West Faces Gasoline Ration Cut to 2 Gallons a Week as in East – 6
The Medical Corps Goes into Action in the Pacific (photo) – 7
Casualties Reported by Army, Navy – 8-9
German Massacre of 10,000 Reported – 9
For Killing Forty Nazis at Salerno (photo) – 9
The Texts of the Day’s Communiques on the Fighting in Various War Zones – 10-12
Oil Experts Score Arabian Pipe Plan (by M.K. Whiteleather, first-time contributor) – 12
He Still Has One Eye on the Enemy (photo) – 12
5 posted on 03/14/2014 4:57:33 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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http://www.onwar.com/chrono/1944/mar44/f14mar44.htm

Soviets trap 14,000 Germans
Tuesday, March 14, 1944 www.onwar.com

On the Eastern Front... Small German forces are cut off by Soviet forces to the north of Kherson. Eventually, about 4000 Germans are taken prisoner and an estimated 10,000 are killed..

In the United States... Both Willkie (Republican) and Roosevelt (Democrat) top the polls in the New Hampshire primaries of the respective parties.

In Burma... The British 17th Indian Division (Cowan) begins to withdraw about 24 hours after having received permission. Japanese forces have prepared four roadblocks on the route it must take to pull back to Imphal. To the north, the 20th Indian Division (Gracey) is already retreating.


6 posted on 03/14/2014 4:58:08 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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http://www.etherit.co.uk/month/thismonth/14.htm

March 14th, 1944 (TUESDAY)

UNITED KINGDOM: Frigate HMCS Valleyfield departed Horta escorting damaged HMCS Mulgrave under tow of HMS Dundee to Clyde.

GERMANY: Peenemunde: Wernher von Braun and two assistants are arrested, accused of diverting resources from military rocket projects to peaceful ones, such as the movement of mail by rocket.

U-1014 commissioned.

BURMA: Air Commando Combat Mission N0.28-2:40 Flight Time Hailakandi, Assam to Meza, Burma. Bombed Meza railroad bridges with excellent results. Two direct hits on the bridge and one on tracks just short of the bridge. The fighter dive bombed a truck pontoon bridge a few hundred yards away. Both bridges destroyed.

Note: On a number of these missions we had a combat photographer on the flight who took color 16 mm movie film. Several years ago these films were located and a video of many of these actions were put together. I was lucky enough to have received a tape and got quite a few goose bumps looking at things we did so many years ago. (Chuck Baisden)

CHINA: The Communist Eighth Route Army captures Chinhsien, in Hupeh province.

AUSTRALIA:
Minesweeper HMAS Strahan commissioned.

U.S.A.: Presidential Election begins with the primary election in New Hampshire. Wendell Wilkie and Franklin D. Roosevelt win for their respective parties.
Minesweeper USS Clamour commissioned.

Destroyer USS Meredith commissioned.

Submarine USS Lizardfish laid down.

Corvette HMCS Kamsack completed forecastle extension refit Baltimore.

ATLANTIC OCEAN: U-852 torpedoed the Greek SS Peleus. In a unique case among U-boats, they machine-gunned wreckage in the waters in an attempt to remove traces of their victim and to cover their tracks.


7 posted on 03/14/2014 4:59:05 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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And today the Russians are back in Kherson. Some things haven’t changed much in 70 years.


8 posted on 03/14/2014 4:59:44 AM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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Page 1: "EIRE NORTH BORDER MAY BE CLOSED". Preparations for D-Day. This was an attempt to keep information from leaking to Nazi spies operating in neutral Ireland.

Page 6: "MISSION STARTS FOR U. S. / South African Scientists Leave on War Business". One wonders if the mission would be touring Eastern TN, Southeast WA or maybe New Mexico? A lot of interesting things going on with "non-ferrous metals" in each of those locations at the time.

9 posted on 03/14/2014 5:48:45 AM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Explain again, why don't you need to fill out form 4473 to buy a pressure cooker?)
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To: Berosus; Homer_J_Simpson
And today the Russians are back in Kherson. Some things haven’t changed much in 70 years.

I've been thinking the same thing while reading about the NYC schools in the recent (1944) news.

10 posted on 03/14/2014 5:55:11 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit." (Ps. 34)
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Submarine USS Lizardfish laid down.

USS Lizardfish??? Seriously??? We were obviously running out of fish to name submarines after at that point in the war.

11 posted on 03/14/2014 6:00:55 AM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Explain again, why don't you need to fill out form 4473 to buy a pressure cooker?)
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

I noticed that, too. Who comes up with these names?


12 posted on 03/14/2014 6:09:13 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit." (Ps. 34)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

The OPA, in typical bureaucratic fashion, attempts to solve the problem of black market gasoline in the East by reducing the ration in the West where travel distances are much greater.


13 posted on 03/14/2014 6:58:16 AM PDT by Western Phil
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To: Tax-chick

The did build a lot of submarines, maybe Goldfish might have been more scary.

http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/l7/lizardfish.htm

A slender marine fish having a scaly lizardlike head and large mouth.


14 posted on 03/14/2014 7:45:15 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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She [Lizardfish] was transferred to the Government of Italy 9 January 1960 and serves the Italian Navy under the name Evangelista Tarricelli (8-512).
15 posted on 03/14/2014 8:15:22 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit." (Ps. 34)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson
Wernher von Braun and two assistants are arrested, accused of diverting resources from military rocket projects to peaceful ones, such as the movement of mail by rocket.

The Nazis are starting to eat their own. It's going to get a lot worse.

16 posted on 03/14/2014 8:19:17 AM PDT by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

More on the life of Sgt. Charles Kelly, pictured above receiving the Medal of Honor:

http://old.post-gazette.com/regionstate/19990531command2.asp

Not an altogether happy story. Following some deep personal and business setbacks, he lived the life of a vagabond and died alone in a hospital room at the age of 64. The doctors had no idea of his heroic past. The city of Pittsburgh had forgotten him.


17 posted on 03/14/2014 8:25:49 AM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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How much of that was untreated PTSD?


18 posted on 03/14/2014 10:00:35 AM PDT by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Over 60,000 dead Germans in 10 days? Russians sure know how to maneuver across the Ukraine slaughtering the retreating opposition!


19 posted on 03/14/2014 12:22:20 PM PDT by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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“Peenemunde: Wernher von Braun and two assistants are arrested, accused of diverting resources from military rocket projects to peaceful ones, such as the movement of mail by rocket.”

I did not know that!


20 posted on 03/14/2014 12:34:48 PM PDT by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: Deo volente; henkster

Oh my, Commando Kelly really lost his way. It sounds like he was “treating” PTSD with alcohol. It makes me glad that today veterans groups and the VA are taking that issue head on.


21 posted on 03/14/2014 3:50:04 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Seizethecarp; henkster; Homer_J_Simpson

Speer will spring Von Braun. At the end of the day Hitler valued the V-2 rocket more than Himmler’s machinations. Most of Himmler’s targets didn’t have that kind of leverage.


22 posted on 03/14/2014 3:59:27 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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