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Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 5/7/44 | Gene Currivan, Milton Bracker, Frank L. Kluckhohn, Hanson W. Baldwin, George Gallup, Drew Middleton

Posted on 05/07/2014 4:09:40 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 05/07/2014 4:09:40 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
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Selections from West Point Atlas for the Second World War
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
The Western Pacific, New Guinea and the Philippine Islands: Allied Advances to the Marianas, Biak and Noemfoor, 22 April-24 July 1944, and Japanese Kon and “A” Go Operations 30 May-19 June 1944
China, 1941: Operation Ichigo, April-December 1944 and Situation 31 December
2 posted on 05/07/2014 4:10:15 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 05/07/2014 4:10:58 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Continued from April 3.

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Winston S. Churchill, Closing the Ring

4 posted on 05/07/2014 4:17:44 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; ...
Balkan Strike Big (Currivan) – 2-3
Russian Gunners Sink 8 More Ships – 3
Invasion at Hand, Rommel Declares – 3-4
Physicians Fight Tension at Anzio (Bracker) – 4
Japanese Morale Low at Hollandia (Kluckhohn) – 4
Kohima Japanese are Forced Back – 4-5
Allied Fliers Rake New Guinea Coast – 5
Enemy Reported at Loyang Gates – 5
War News Summarized – 6
Doughboys’ March a High Point in War (Baldwin) – 7-8
Japanese Naval Base in the Carolines under Attack (photo) – 8
Latest War Casualties – 9
23 High Officers Casualties in War – 9-10
War Decorations – 10
New Destroyer Torpedo Expected to Play Big Part against Japanese in Pacific – 10
Combined Operations: Infantry and Tanks Together (photo) – 10
Table of New Income Tax – 10
The Texts of the Day’s Communiques on the War – 11-12
Public Seen Taking War Too Lightly (Gallup) – 12
Miss Kennedy Wed to Devonshire Heir – 13

The News of the Week in Review
Allied Bombers Strike at Pre-Invasion Targets (map) – 14
‘Achtung! Achtung!’ – 15-16
Other Fronts – 16-17
Fifteen News Questions – 18
Germany’s Own War of Nerves (cartoons) – 19
Soviet Offensives Seen Supporting Invasion (Middleton) – 20
Answers to Fifteen News Questions – 21

The New York Times Magazine
A Soldier ‘Made in America’ – 22-26

The Best Selling Books, Here and Elsewhere (from Book Review) – 27

5 posted on 05/07/2014 4:19:09 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Allies bomb Bucharest
Sunday, May 7, 1944

Over Romania... The US 15th Air Force and British Bomber Command attack railway yards in Bucharest during the day and night, leaving the city in flames.

Over Germany... The US 8th Air Force conducts a massive raid on Berlin with 1500 aircraft.

Over Occupied France... The US 9th Air Force attacks the railway yards at Mezieres-Charleville with Marauders and P-38 Lightnings.

In the Bismark Archipelago... Elements of the US 46th Division occupy Cape Hopkins Airfield. There is no Japanese resistance encountered.

6 posted on 05/07/2014 4:19:55 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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May 7th, 1944 (SUNDAY)

GERMANY: Berlin: The US 8th Army Air Force, attacks the city for the second time in three days.
The USAAF’s Eighth Air Force flies two missions during the day.

- Mission 342: In the morning, 922 bombers and 764 fighters are dispatched to bomb targets in Germany; 9 bombers and 4 fighters are lost; 1 Luftwaffe aircraft is claimed shot down:

1. 600 B-17s are dispatched on a PFF attack on Berlin; 514 bomb the primary and 39 hit targets of opportunity; 8 B-17s are lost, 2 are damaged beyond repair and 265 damaged.

2. Of 322 B-24s dispatched, 147 bomb Munster and 165 bomb Osnabruck; 1 B-24 is lost, 1 damaged beyond repair and 22 damaged.

Escort is provided by 153 P-38s, 317 P-47s and 284 P-51s; 2 P-38s, 1 P-47 and 1 P-51 are lost, 1 P-51 is damaged beyond repair and 5 P-38s, 3 P-47s and 1 P-51 damaged.

In the afternoon, 29 of 67 B-24s bomb the marshalling yard at Liege, Belgium without loss; escort is provided by 24 P-47s and 51 P-51s without loss.

- Mission 343: 3 of 4 B-17s drop 1.6 million leaflets on 16 towns in central France without loss.

- 14 B-24s are dispatched on CARPETBAGGER missions during the night without loss.

INDIA: The Allies call off their attack in the Imphal area, having achieved little.

CHINA: Japanese forces link up at Suiping, on the Peking to Hankow railway.

NEW BRITAIN: US 46th Division takes Cape Hopkins Airfield.

CANADA: Frigates HMCS Magog and Stettler commissioned.
U.S.A.: The first Beechcraft A38 Grizzly, makes its maiden flight.

Corvette HMCS Sackville completed forecastle extension refit Galveston, Texas.

Submarines USS Blueback and Sea Owl launched.

ATLANTIC OCEAN: Frigate HMCS Valleyfield takes a hit from a Zaunkönig fired by U-548 (Kapitanleutnant Eberhard Zimmermann) and sinks 40 miles East of Cape Race at 46 03N 52 24W. Valleyfield was part of escort group C1, escorting convoy ON-234 from Liverpool to New York City. Valleyfield sank so quickly that other ships in the group did not immediately realize what had happened. A combination of the ship’s quick sinking, the delay in rescue efforts, and the cold water resulted in only 38 survivors; with 121 casualties. The survivors are rescued by HMCS Giffard. (Alex Gordon and Dave Shirlaw)(108)

7 posted on 05/07/2014 4:20:38 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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All this bombing around Calis, surely that is where the invasion will take place.

8 posted on 05/07/2014 9:16:27 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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All this bombing around Calais, surely that is where the invasion will take place.

Nah, too obvious. My money's on the Netherlands. Look how much closer it is to Berlin.

9 posted on 05/07/2014 1:32:46 PM 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; Rebelbase

Nah. With unimaginative plodders like Eisenhower and Montgomery in charge, the Allies are going to do the obvious and go straight for Calais. Look at where all the bombing is taking place. And I read the articles from that Baldwin guy in the NYT. He tried to be coy about where the invasion will happen, but I could tell he thought it was Calais. That’s why Patton will lead the asault; he’s the only fighting general they have to hack throught the coastal defenses.

That’s exactly what I’ll tell the Fuehrer tomorrow.

10 posted on 05/07/2014 4:43:00 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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It's interesting how upset the British War Cabinet is about Ike's transportation air bombing campaign. They have absolutely no sympathy for the Germans and other civilians dying in their night bombing campaign.

Could this be the work of Bomber Harris, who loathed the idea of turning his bombers over to Ike in the preparation for D-Day?

11 posted on 05/09/2014 5:47:24 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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