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BRITISH CAPTURE CAEN, AMERICANS WIN LA HAYE; U.S. TROOPS COMPLETE THE CONQUEST OF SAIPAN (7/10/44)
Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/10/44 | E.C. Daniel, James MacDonald, Harold Denny, Raymond Daniell, George F. Horne, Brooks Atkinson, more

Posted on 07/10/2014 4:51:12 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: history; 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.
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1 posted on 07/10/2014 4:51:12 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
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Selections from West Point Atlas for the Second World War
Normandy, 1944: Expanding the Beachhead, Operations, 1-24 July 1944
The Marianas Islands: Saipan 1944 – Assault on Saipan, 15 June-10 July 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
Eastern Europe, 1941: Operation Bagration – Operations, 22 June-19 August, 1944
Northern Italy 1944: Allied Advance to Gothic Line, 5 June-25 August and Gains 29 August-31 December
China, 1941: Operation Ichigo, April-December 1944 and Situation 31 December
China-Burma, 1941: Third Burma Campaign – Slim’s Offensive, June 1944-March 1945
2 posted on 07/10/2014 4:51:52 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 07/10/2014 4:52:59 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Part of the following excerpt reads: “On the left of the line, the 2d Battalion of the 128th had taken over the sector vacated by the 1st Battalion, and was now responsible for a frontage of almost three and a half miles.” My father was part of that line, indicated on the map below by the designation F/128. According to the text F Company had an easier time of it than E and G Companies, but I’ll bet it was a long night all along the Driniumor - HJS.

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Major General H.W. Blakeley, USA, Ret., 32d Infantry Division in World War II

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4 posted on 07/10/2014 4:54:53 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Winston S. Churchill, Triumph and Tragedy

5 posted on 07/10/2014 4:55:40 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; ...
Inland Port Falls (Daniel) – 2
French Refugees Trickle into Caen (MacDonald) – 3-4
German Snipers Fight to End as Americans Capture La Haye (Denny) – 4
London Guards Chapel Wrecked by Robot Bomb (page 1 photo) – 5
War News Summarized – 5
Red Army Opens Baltic Push, Wins the Vital Lida Rail Hub – 6-7
Blitz over London Hit 3 Landmarks (Daniell) – 7
Fifth Army Takes Leghorn Outpost – 8
Allies to Untomb 320 Slain Italians – 8
Rome Hears Orlemansky Will Visit Vatican to Report on Moscow Trip; Priest is Silent – 8
Free French Court in Cherbourg Sentences Two Young Spies to Life Imprisonment – 8
1,000 U.S. ‘Heavies’ Pace Day Bombers – 9
Japanese Crushed (Horne) – 10-11
A Pause in the Battle for Saipan (photo) – 11
Foe’s Losses High on Salween Front (Atkinson) – 12
Foe Loses a Fort outside Tengyueh – 12
Japanese Continue Hengyang Battle – 12
Hitler’s Strategy Fails (by Hanson W. Baldwin) – 14
The Texts of the Day’s Communiques on the Fighting in Various War Zones – 15-17
Zionists Appeal for Jews in Europe – 17
6 posted on 07/10/2014 4:56:41 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/jul44/10jul44.htm#

Soviet offensive in the Baltics
Monday, July 10, 1944 www.onwar.com

On the Eastern Front... The Soviet 2nd Baltic Front (Yeremenko) launches an offensive along a 90-mile frontage, east of Idritsa. Soviet forces capture Slonim from German forces of Army Group Center.

From Berlin... Hitler refuses a request by Field Marshal Model, commanding the shattered Army Group Center, to allow Army Group North to withdraw behind the Dvina. The intent is to bolster the defenses of Army Group Center and prevent Army Group North being cut off by the Soviet drive into the Baltics.

On the Western Front... British 8th Corps (part of 2nd Army) begins new attacks toward Evrecy. Eterville is captured.

In New Guinea... Around Aitape, Japanese forces begin new attacks along the line of the Driniumor River.

In Washington... Free French President de Gaulle continues talks with American representatives.

In the United States... The Bretton Woods conference continues.


7 posted on 07/10/2014 4:57:40 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/10.htm

July 10th, 1944 (SATURDAY)

UNITED KINGDOM: The USAAF’s Eighth Air Force in England flies Mission 465: Six B-17s drop leaflets in France and the Netherlands during the night while 12 B-24s fly CARPETBAGGER missions during the night.

Repair ships HMS Moray Firth and Mullion Cove launched.

FRANCE: British VIII Corps begins an attack toward Evrecy.

Normandy: Montgomery orders the British Second Army to attack east of Caen (Operation Goodwood) and the US First Army to secure St. Lo.

The 2nd Battalion of the US 358th Regiment of the 90th Infantry Division are cut off at the summit of Hill 122 and surrounded by German paratroopers. Their commander Colonel Jacob Bealke, calls for urgent tank support. A platoon of four tanks from the 712th broke through to his position and a plan was hatched for the four tanks to lead Company K down off the hill, with the rest of the battalion to follow. Company K suffered 80 percent casualties, and the four tanks ran into well-concealed anti-tank guns and were all knocked out, but not before breaking the resistance and providing what some historians of the 90th consider to be the turning point of the seesaw battle for the Foret de Mont Castre, which had raged for seven days. (Aaron Elson)(154)

USAAF Ninth Air Force fighters bomb and strafe gun positions, bridges, a rail overpass, infantry concentrations, and highway junctions, and cover the battle area.

ITALY: Naik Yeshwant Ghadge (b.1921), 5th Mahratta Light Infantry, rushed and wiped out a machine-gun nest before falling to a German sniper. (Victoria Cross)

U.S.S.R.: Hitler refuses Model’s (Army Group North) request to position Army Group Center behind the Dvina river.

MARIANAS ISLANDS: In the Mariana Islands, Seventh Air Force P-47 Thunderbolts based on Saipan hit troops and gun positions on Tinian Island. B-24s, staging through Eniwetok Atoll, pound Truk Atoll during the night of 9/10 July and again during the day attempting to stop Japanese aircraft from using the Atoll to attack shipping off Guam.

COMMONWEALTH OF THE PHILIPPINES: Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Corsairs attack Japanese shipping in Keravia Bay, Rabaul. sinking an auxiliary submarine chaser.

NEW GUINEA: Japanese troops attack US forces across the Wewak river.

U.S.A.: “The Man Called X”, starring Herbert Marshall, debuts on CBS radio. This 30-minute show broadcast on Mondays at 9:30 PM Eastern Time, is sponsored by Lockheed Aircraft. Herbert Marshall plays Ken Thurston, “the man called X,” an international troubleshooter sent wherever intrigue lurks and danger was the byword. One of the supporting actors on the show was William Conrad while the announcer was John McIntire. The show switched to the NBC Blue Network (which became ABC in late 1944) on Saturday 9 September at 10:30 PM Eastern. During the summer of 1945, the show was broadcast by NBC on Tuesdays at 10:00 PM Eastern. The last broadcast was on 20 May 1952.

Destroyer USS Benner laid down.

Aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea laid down.

Submarines USS Cutlass and Runner laid down.

Minesweeper USS Method commissioned.


8 posted on 07/10/2014 4:58:36 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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I forgot to say, the excerpt in reply #4 is continued from June 30.


9 posted on 07/10/2014 4:59:50 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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London Guards Chapel Wrecked by Robot Bomb (page 1 photo) – 5

Oh, this was in the Atkinson book. Dreadful.

10 posted on 07/10/2014 5:27:21 AM PDT by Tax-chick (The world has enough land, food, water, clothing, and money. It doesn't have enough love.)
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From Nimitz diary: "McCall (DD400) rescued from GUAM Chief Radioman G.R. Tweed who had been on the island since 1939."

He had been hiding out since Dec. 1941? Sounds like a good story.

11 posted on 07/10/2014 6:27:27 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Today's Panzer Group West sector. Heavy fighting around Caen.

10 JUL 44 5pz photo 10JUL445pz_zps9e85bdac.jpg

12 posted on 07/10/2014 7:28:06 AM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarc tag?)
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Panzer Group West Order of Battle. Despite the constant British hammering, Panzer Group West is maintaining it's cohesion.

10 JUL 44 5pz OOB photo 10JUL445pzOOB_zpse6a1eb71.jpg

13 posted on 07/10/2014 7:31:51 AM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarc tag?)
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Today's 7th Army sector.

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14 posted on 07/10/2014 7:34:05 AM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarc tag?)
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More on G.R. Tweed: http://www.guampedia.com/george-tweed/


15 posted on 07/10/2014 7:35:54 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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7th Army Order of Battle. Looking at the OOB and the map, it looks like the cohesion of 7th Army is breaking down and various units are being scraped up here and there and sent to plug holes. Looking at the 7th Army map, there doesn't appear to be any actual divisional sectors drawn for a large section of LXXXIV Corps front.

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16 posted on 07/10/2014 7:38:50 AM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarc tag?)
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Now we're going to have an intelligence map quiz. The Lage West series actually had two intelligence summary maps dated today in the archives. The first one looks a lot like yesterday's. It may actually be yesterday's:

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17 posted on 07/10/2014 7:42:45 AM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarc tag?)
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Ooops! That actually WAS yesterday's (too many maps in my photobucket). Here is the first one for today:

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18 posted on 07/10/2014 7:45:09 AM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarc tag?)
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To: henkster; colorado tanker; fso301; Homer_J_Simpson; Tax-chick; abb; BroJoeK
Here is today's second intelligence summary map. The game is; how many differences can you spot, and what do they mean?

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19 posted on 07/10/2014 7:47:39 AM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarc tag?)
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Situation map from 1st US Army HQ:

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20 posted on 07/10/2014 7:59:26 AM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarc tag?)
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“Herr General! The big ‘9’ went a way. Should we be concerned?”
“I am sure it will turn up somewhere.”


21 posted on 07/10/2014 11:36:14 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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Yeah, what happened to the US Ninth and British Fifth Armies? The Canadian First is still there but without Crerar's name.

And, gosh, who do you suppose is commanding the US Third Army?

22 posted on 07/10/2014 11:58:33 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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That was very interesting, Rb.


23 posted on 07/10/2014 2:02:10 PM PDT by Tax-chick (The world has enough land, food, water, clothing, and money. It doesn't have enough love.)
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A few years ago I passed some delightful days in Volterra, Tuscany, Italy. It’s an old Etruscan town and the museum has some interesting artifacts. Tuscany is one of the most pleasant places on earth in the fall, although obviously our troops are having a rather different experience.


24 posted on 07/10/2014 3:19:02 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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Late addition:

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Winston S. Churchill, Triumph and Tragedy

25 posted on 07/10/2014 4:03:37 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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There also seems to be a lot of white-out on yesterday’s and today’s map where British divisions used to be. I think the Germans are starting to realize they’ve been had. Now that’s a facepalm moment with Keitel and Jodl I would love to have seen. When they move HQ 15th Army, the subordinate infantry divisions and 116th Panzer to Normandy, we’ll know for sure that they know for sure.


26 posted on 07/10/2014 5:33:09 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarc tag?)
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That looks like a map from the official US Army history.


27 posted on 07/10/2014 5:35:19 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarc tag?)
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I got it from the 32nd Division website. I don’t know where they got it from.

http://www.32nd-division.org/history/ww2/32ww2-7.html#Aitape


28 posted on 07/10/2014 5:46:49 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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