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To: r9etb; PzLdr; dfwgator; Paisan; From many - one.; rockinqsranch; 2banana; henkster; meandog; ...
Dniester Crossed (Lawrence) – 2-3
Allies Soon Wipe Out Most of Enemy Gains at Cassino (Sulzberger) – 3-4
War News Summarized – 4
Japanese Launch Big Push at India – 5
5 British Sloops Sink 6 U-Boats in Record 20-Day Bag in Atlantic (by Gene Currivan, first-time contributor) – 6
Admiralties Won as Lorengau Falls (Kluckhohn) – 6
Our Army Leadership (Baldwin) – 7
The Texts of the Day’s Communiques on the War – 8-10
Mannerheim Cites Danger to Finland – 10
U.S. Fliers Hailed by German Expert – 10
5 posted on 03/20/2014 4:41:00 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

http://www.onwar.com/chrono/1944/mar44/f20mar44.htm

Soviets capture Vinnitsa
Monday, March 20, 1944 www.onwar.com

On the Eastern Front... Soviet forces continue to advance along a broad front throughout the Ukraine. Troops of 1st Ukrainian Front capture Mogilev Podolsky and Vinnitsa (former headquarters for Adolf Hitler and, afterward, German Army Group South), both important communication centers.

In Burma... The first brigade of the British 5th Division arrives at Imphal by air. A battalion is sent to Kohima.

In Italy... British General Alexander, Supreme Allied Command in the Mediterranean, agrees to the request of New Zealand Corps commander General Freyberg to halt attacks on Cassino because of heavy losses, unless substantial progress is achieved within the next two days.

In the Bismark Archipelago... The US 4th Marine Division (General Noble) lands on Emirau Island, in the Matthias group. There is no Japanese resistance. Naval support includes 4 carriers and 7 cruisers. Admiral Griffin commands 4 battleships and 2 carriers in attacks on Kavieng as cover for the landings.


6 posted on 03/20/2014 4:41:53 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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