Skip to comments.RED ARMY CAPTURES SEVASTOPOL; 4,000 ALLIED WARPLANES BATTER DEFENSES IN WEST AT COST OF 16 (5/10/44)
Posted on 05/10/2014 5:00:00 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
Chinese attack across the Salween
Wednesday, May 10, 1944 www.onwar.com
In China... Chinese forces cross the Salween River, near the Burmese border, on a broad front.
In New Guinea... Japanese forces continue to skirmish with American forces on the beachheads around Hollandia.
In Occupied France... The French resistance organization (FFI - Free French Forces of the Interior) claims a membership of 175,000.
In Washington... J.V. Forrestal is designated the new Secretary of the Navy. He replaces Knox, who died on April 28th.
May 10th, 1944 (WEDNESDAY)
UNITED KINGDOM: Frigate HMS Loch Insh launched.
Sloop HMS Peacock commissioned.
ROMANIA: Constanza: KptLt. Helmut Rosenbaum, commander of the 30th U-Flotilla based in the Black Sea, is killed in an air crash. He is promoted posthumously to KKpt.
ALGERIA: Algiers: The Free French estimate that there are 175,000 resistance fighters in France.
Frigate HMCS Jonquiere commissioned.
Corvette HMCS Sudbury completed forecastle extension refit Vancouver.
Corvette HMCS Shediac arrived Esquimalt from Halifax.
U.S.A.: James V. Forrestal becomes US Secretary of the Navy to succeed the late Colonel W Franklin Knox.
Commander and Chief, Pacific Fleet/Pacific Ocean Areas, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, issued the first
orders to plan the assault on the Palau Islands of Peleliu and Angaur. Peleliu would become the primary target of the operation
code-named Stalemate II. Commanders and forces were assigned as follows:
— Vice Admiral Theodore S. Wilkinson commanded the Third Amphibious Force.
— Major General Roy S. Geiger commanded the III Amphibious Corps comprised of ground troops from the 1st Marine
Division (Peleliu) and the Army’s 81st Infantry Division (Angaur).
— Major General William H. Rupertus commanded the 1st Marine Division. Under his command were 1st Marines
commander Colonel Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller, 5th Marines commander Colonel Harold D. Harris, 7th Marines commander
Colonel Herman H. Hanneken and 11th Marines commander Colonel William H. Harrison.
— Major General Paul J. Mueller, commanded the 81st Infantry Division.
Escort carrier USS Admiralty Islands launched.
Minesweeper USS Barrier commissioned.
Destroyer escort USS Le Ray Wilson commissioned.
This NY Times report during the war is as explicit as anyone could expect, including descriptions of mass murders in gas chambers (a typo on the beginning year, should be: 1941) and a remarkable estimate of five & a half million Jews murdered so far.
The report from Hungary itself is somewhat inaccurate.
One million is roughly the total of pre-war Hungarian Jews, of whom around 250,000 survived the war.
Of the remainder, 440,000 are "now" being shipped to Auschwitz and of those 90% will be immediately gassed.
The fate of the remainder is not clear, but, for example, 42,000 Hungarian Jewish forced laborers died on the Russian front in 1942-43.
Busy having the time of his life.
Yet, somehow, no one knew until western allies actually went inside the camps with cameras a year from now.
Dang, $110 for hand-sewn, made-to-measure wool bathrobes. It’s the hottest May on record; what do you need a wool bathrobe for, anyway?
The Irony just hit me: Hitler wanted to kill everyone from the Eastern German border to past Moscow and take over the land for Germany. The Soviets eventually took over that land and killed a lot of locals along the way.
"Later that year, at age 14, Soros lived with and posed as the godson of an employee of the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture.
The official was at one point ordered to inventory the remaining contents of the estate of a wealthy Jewish family that had fled the country; rather than leave the young Soros alone in the city, the official brought him along."
And here is that 60 minutes interview with Steve Kroft, December 1998:
"When the Nazis occupied Budapest in 1944, George Soros' father was a successful lawyer.
He lived on an island in the Danube and liked to commute to work in a rowboat.
But knowing there were problems ahead for the Jews, he decided to split his family up.
He bought them forged papers and he bribed a government official to take 14-year-old George Soros in and swear that he was his Christian godson.
But survival carried a heavy price tag.
While hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were being shipped off to the death camps, George Soros accompanied his phony godfather on his appointed rounds, confiscating property from the Jews.
(Vintage footage of Jews walking in line; man dragging little boy in line)
KROFT: (Voiceover) 'These are pictures from 1944 of what happened to George Soros' friends and neighbors.'
(Vintage footage of women and men with bags over their shoulders walking; crowd by a train)
KROFT: (Voiceover) 'You're a Hungarian Jew '
Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Mm-hmm.
KROFT: (Voiceover) ' who escaped the Holocaust '
(Vintage footage of women walking by train)
Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Mm-hmm.
(Vintage footage of people getting on train)
KROFT: (Voiceover) ' byby posing as a Christian.'
Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) 'Right.'
(Vintage footage of women helping each other get on train; train door closing with people in boxcar)
KROFT: (Voiceover) 'And you watched lots of people get shipped off to the death camps.'
Mr. SOROS: 'Right. I was 14 years old.
And I would say that that's when my character was made.'
KROFT: 'In what way?'
Mr. SOROS: 'That one should think ahead.
One should understand andand anticipate events and whenwhen one is threatened.
It was a tremendous threat of evil.
I mean, it was aa very personal experience of evil.'
KROFT: 'My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson.'
Mr. SOROS: 'Yes. Yes.'
KROFT: 'Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.'
Mr. SOROS: 'Yes. That's right. Yes.'
KROFT: 'I mean, that'sthat sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. 'Was it difficult?'
Mr. SOROS: 'Notnot at all. Not at all.
Maybe as a child you don'tyou don't see the connection.
But it wasit created nono problem at all.'
KROFT: 'No feeling of guilt?'
Mr. SOROS: 'No.'
KROFT: 'For example that, 'I'm Jewish and here I am, watching these people go.
I could just as easily be there.
I should be there.' None of that?'
Mr. SOROS: 'Well, of course I cI could be on the other side or I could be the one from whom the thing is being taken away.
But there was no sense that I shouldn't be there, because that waswell, actually, in a funny way, it's just like in marketsthat if I weren't thereof course, I wasn't doing it, but somebody else wouldwouldwould be taking it away anyhow.
And it was thewhether I was there or not, I was only a spectator, the property was being taken away. So theI had no role in taking away that property.
So I had no sense of guilt.'
Author: "Of course most of us here are already aware of Mr. Soros' highly questionable actions during the Nazi occupation. (Though the public at large undoubtedly has a different perspective, if they know anything about his earlier days at all.)
"But the statements he made in this interview to my mind are quite chilling.
He forgives himself everything.
He says that if he hadn't done it somebody else would have.
"All of which would seem to indicate that Mr. Soros has no conscience.
A lack of conscience is said to be a common symptom of sociopaths."
Of course, (now BJK speaking), whoever would concern themselves with George Soros Holocaust past, when the real threat to our republic is those billionaire Koke brothers and their conservative causes! </sarc>
By any yardstick he is an evil man.
Did he ever step inside a church during that time? Why not say byby posing as a Gentile?
That's one of those things the Left continually does to separate itself from National Socialism and the Holocaust.
Page 9, water injection into airplane fuel to increase power? Me no understand.
Thanks. I still don’t understand how pure water increases horsepower.
When the engine is heavily loaded and running at full power, injecting water into the fuel-air mixture, or directly into the cylinder cools the combustion chamber. A cooler combustion chamber permits a denser fuel-air mix and can reduce knocking.
My understanding of water injection is that it doesn't provide much of a benefit at normal power settings.
That makes sense. Thanks.
How history does repeat itself...
Yep, thank goodness the date of the article is in the title.
I don’t understand the reference to Polish murder camps set up in 1419. I’m not aware of anything like that in medieval Polish history. Is it a typo for 1941?
Very interesting story. It’s obvious that from an early age he didn’t give a damn about anyone or anything but himself.
I asumed it was a dyslectic typesetter.
The methanol-water injection operates on the same principle as water injection except the alcohol is combustible and acts like anti-freeze which is probably a bonus at 25K feet above northern Europe in January. I believe the methanol-water mix generally contains a small amount of lubricating oil.
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