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Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 4/6/44 | Milton Bracker

Posted on 04/06/2014 6:06:55 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 04/06/2014 6:06:55 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
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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
China, 1941: Operation Ichigo, April-December 1944 and Situation 31 December
2 posted on 04/06/2014 6:07:23 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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The Nimitz Graybook

3 posted on 04/06/2014 6:08:30 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; ...
Nazis in Huge Trap – 2-3
Oil Center Bombed (Bracker) – 3
Foe Imperils Railway in India; 15 Miles of Imphal Road is Held – 4
War News Summarized – 5
Tirpitz Knocked Out of Invasion – 6
P-51’s over Reich in Record Sweeps – 6
15,000 under 26 Face Draft Here; Essential Cases Up to McDermott – 6
The Scheduled Invasion: American Soldiers in England Preparing for ‘D’ Day (photos) – 7-8
Latest War Casualties in the Army and Navy – 9-10
The Texts of the Day’s Communiques on Fighting in Various Zones – 11-13
Hardboiled ‘Hitler’ and ‘Hirohito’ Found in Easter Egg Hunt at Children’s Aid Party – 13
Antonescu Deplores Bombing of Bucharest, and So Does Hungary, Germans Report – 13
4 posted on 04/06/2014 6:09:52 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Hube’s pocket escapes Soviets
Thursday, April 6, 1944

German armored column moves through the mudOn the Eastern Front... After a march of about 150 miles, the continuously moving but surrounded forces under the command of the German 1st Panzer Army — Hube’s Pocket — establish contact with the German 4th Panzer Army to the south of Tarnopol. Although the German force has lost some heavy equipment and weapons, as well as sustaining casualties, it has also destroyed considerable quantities of Soviet equipment during the fighting withdrawal to the German lines. The escaping troops are able to rejoin the line within days. Marshal Zhukov, commanding the Soviet 1st Ukrainian Front, is subsequently blamed for the Soviet failure to destroy the encircled German force of about 200,000 troops. There is heavy fighting north of Razdelnaya as a small pocket of German and Romanian forces (elements of German 6th Army) is reduced by forces of the Soviet 3rd Ukrainian Front.

Over Occupied Yugoslavia... British Spitfire fighter-bombers of the Desert Air Force destroy many planes on Banja Luka airfield.

In Occupied France... French resistance members stop production at the Timken ball-bearing factory, near Paris.

In the United States... Rose O’Neill, artist and creator of the “Kewpie Doll,” dies aged 68.

5 posted on 04/06/2014 6:10:58 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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April 6th, 1944 (THURSDAY)

UNITED KINGDOM: Pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) taxation starts today.

FRANCE: The Eighth Air Force flies Mission 290: 12 B-24s bomb V-weapon sites at Watten without loss. Escort is provided by 27 P-47s without loss. (Jack McKillop)

U.S.S.R.: Heavy fighting on the Eastern Front north of Razdelnaya.

ITALY: Twelfth Air Force B-25s hit Perugia Airfield while B-26 Marauders bomb a bridge and its approaches northwest of Orvieto; weather prevents other medium bomber operations; fighter-bombers attack the railroad stations at Capronica and Maccarese, guns southeast of Littoria, a road bridge east of Pescasseroli, railroad bridges in the Arezzo area, other rail facilities in central Italy, and small transport vessels in the Aegean Sea. (Jack McKillop)

YUGOSLAVIA: Fifteenth Air Force B-24s bomb the airfield at Zagreb; numerous other B-24s and B-17s abort because of weather; escorting fighters and the bombers claim 17 enemy fighters destroyed in combat; 6 US aircraft are shot down. (Jack McKillop)

INDIA: Imphal: The Japanese “March on Delhi” has been stopped on the sun-baked plains of Imphal, 40 miles inside India. The battle here, says the British commander, General Slim, will decide India’s fate.

The invasion began three weeks ago when the 33rd Division of Lt-Gen Renya Mutaguchi’s 15th Army attacked the 17th Indian Division, aiming to draw off reserves at Imphal, the gateway to India. But Slim concentrated his three divisions in the plain, the 17th conducting a fighting withdrawal.

Today an airlift of reinforcements from the 7th Indian Division began from the Arakan front to Dimapur, north of Imphal. Two brigades are to join XXXIII Corps at Dimapur and a third is to join IV Corps at Imphal. Mutaguchi’s men are now pressing in on Imphal from the south-west. Two more Japanese divisions have entered the battle: the 15th attacking Imphal from the south-east, with the 31stattacking Imphal’s line of communication with India at Kohima, 50 miles north. The 5th Indian Division’s 161 Brigade entered Kohima today, but other formations have been unable to break through.

The fighting has been ferocious: as many as half the men holding Nungshigum, a hill which dominates Imphal, were killed today. But time is on Slim’s side. The Allies are supplied from the air; the 100,000 Japanese have only what they carry. If they do not capture supplies at Imphal, they will starve.

India: Jemadar Abdul Hafiz (b.1918), 9th Jat Infantry, led an attack across a bare slope and up a steep cliff, routing the enemy but receiving a fatal wound. (Victoria Cross)

BURMA: 6 Tenth Air Force B-25s damage the railroad and rolling stock Shwebo. 80+ fighter-bombers and 2 B-25s hit troops in the Namti area, support ground forces northeast of Kamaing, damage a bridge near Myitkyina, and hit troops, oil dumps, and supplies at Mogaung and Manywet. (Jack McKillop)

CHINA: Fourteenth Air Force P-40s from Suichwan pound a barrack southwest of Nanchang, causing heavy damage; a B-25 strike during the night of 6/7 April on airfields near Canton is curtailed by bad weather; only 1 B-25 reaches the target, dropping fragmentation bombs on revetments. (Jack McKillop)

EAST INDIES: Fifth Air Force B-25s bomb Koepang, Timor Island. (Jack McKillop)

NEW GUINEA: All but 25 Japanese aircraft at Hollandia have been destroyed.

NEW GUINEA: Fifth Air Force P-39Airacobras, P-40s and P-47s continue to pound coastal targets in the Wewak, Aitape, and Madang areas and at numerous other points along the coast. (Jack McKillop)

BISMARCK ARCHIPELAGO: Thirteenth Air Force bombers and fighters attack targets on New Britain Island: 22 B-25s bomb Lakunai Airfield and revetment area; 30+ fighter-bombers bomb the vicinity of Toboi wharf with incendiaries while 20+ others carry out incendiary strike on Wunapope, causing severe destruction to several buildings; and fighters maintain a sweep over Rabaul and New Ireland Island areas. (Jack McKillop)

CAROLINE ISLANDS: Seventh Air Force B-25s from Eniwetok Atoll hit Ponape Island twice. B-25s from Abemama Island bomb Jaluit Atoll, rearm at Majuro Atoll, and hit Maloelap Atoll during the return flight. During the night of 6/7 April, 34 Thirteenth Air Force B-24s bomb Dublon Island, Truk Atoll. (Jack McKillop)

CENTRAL PACIFIC: Seventh Air Force B-24s from Kwajalein Atoll bomb Wake Island. (Jack McKillop)

U.S.A: General Henry H “Hap” Arnold assumes command of the Twentieth Air Force at Washington, DC where HQ will remain until July 1945. Chief of Staff is Brigadier General Haywood S Hansell, Jr (currently Deputy Chief of Air Staff), with Colonel Cecil E Combs as his deputy for operations. (Jack McKillop)

6 posted on 04/06/2014 6:12:04 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Modern Odessa from~30mi high:

7 posted on 04/06/2014 6:41:38 AM PDT by sefarkas (Why vote Democrat Lite?)
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Who else glanced at the title of this thread and thought it was happening right now?

8 posted on 04/06/2014 7:46:45 AM PDT by Edward Teach
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