This day in military history.. - Page 291

July 21st, 2017  
July 21
905 Battle of Verona
1242 Battle of Taillebourg
1403 Battle of Shrewsbury
1545 Isle of Wight Invasion
1568 Battle of Jemmingen
1588 naval battle off Plymouth
1656 Malaga Raid
1861 1st Battle of Manassas
1903 Battle of Ciudad Bolivar
1921 Battleship Ostfriesland sinks during 2nd day of bomb testing
1936 Nationalists capture the navy base at El Ferrol and 1 Battleship, 2 Cruisers, one Destroyer, plus 2 Cruisers under construction there.
1941 Soviet sub M-94 sunk by U-140 off Saaremaa
1942 R.N. MTB 328 sunk by KM surface ships in Dover Strait
1943 U-662 sunk by USN PBY off the mouth of the Amazon
1944 Battle of Guam begins. KM Minesweeper M-20 bombed/sunk off Sweden and M-413 bombed/sunk in Narva Bay, both by Soviet aircraft. M-307 bombed/sunk off Langeoog, Germany by British aircraft. U-212 sunk by Frigates HMS Curzon and Ekins south of Brighton. Brazilian Minelayer Camaqua sank in a storm east of Recife
1977 Libya-Egyptian War begins
1995 Bloody Friday Belfast bombings, 3rd Taiwan Straits Crisis begins
2005 London bombings
August 21st, 2017  
August 21
1140 Battle of Vancheng
1680 Pueblo Indians capture Santa Fe
1689 Battle of Dunkeld
1778 Siege of Pondicherry begins
1808 Battle of Vimeiro
1863 Lawrence, Ks Raid
1864 2nd Battle of the Weldon Railroad ends
1914 Battle of Charleroi
1918 2nd Battle of the Somme begins
1941 KM Gunboat SAT-1 "Ost" sunk by Soviet Destroyers Artem and Surovyi in the Baltic, later salvaged.
1942 Battle of the Tenaru
1944 Corvette HMCS Alberni sunk by U-480 off the Isle of Wight. R.N. Harbor Defence Motor Launch 1179 sank in a storm off Jamaica. Sloop HMS Kite sunk by U-344 in the Barents Sea. Corvette HMS Orchis strikes a mine and is beached off Juno Beach, Normandy, declared a Total Loss. U-230 ran aground near Toulon and is scuttled. KM Minesweeper M-292 bombed/sunk in the Geronde Estuary. Training ship Viper and supply ship Hako scuttled at Bayonne. Hako raised, repaired and returned to her original Norwegian owners post War. KM Sub Chaser RA 259 and Italian Social Republic Sub Chaser VAS 255 sunk by R.N. ships in Genoa Bay.
1945 last surface action of WWII. Japanese Junk attacks 2 Chinese Junks under command of a USNR Lt. between Haimen & Shanghai. Jap junk defeated with 45 crewmen killed & 35 WIA, 4 Chinese killed and 5 Chinese & one US crewman WIA on the Chinese Junks.
December 7th, 2017  
Dec 7
1862 Battle of Prarie Grove
1917 US declares War on Austria-Hungary
1940 1st flight Fairy Barracuda. Trawler HMS Capricornus sunk by mine in the Thames Estuary. Trawler HMS Cortina and Guardship HMS Lormont sink each other in a collision at the mouth of the Humber.
1941 HMS Chantala sunk by mine at Tobruk. Corvette HMCS Windflower sunk in a collision with SS Zypenberg on the Grand Banks. U-205 sunk by Destroyers HMS Hesperus and Harvester west of Gibraltar. Pearl Harbor Attack, War in the Pacific begins
1944 Destroyers USS Mahan and Ward damaged/scuttled, and LSM-318 sunk, by Kamakazes off Leyte. KM Patrol Ship V-1606 bombed/sunk by Soviet aircraft. Soviet Sub Chaser BO-229 sunk by U-997 in the Barents Sea. High Speed Transport T-11 sunk by USMC and US Army aircraft at San Isidro, Leyte
1975 Indonesia invades East Timor
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Dec 16
1598 naval Battle of Noryang
1750 Norwegian Military Academy Est.
1761 Siege of Kolberg ends
1838 Battle of Blood River
1864 Battle of Nashville ends
1907 US Great White Fleet sets sail on its around the world voyage.
1912 naval Battle of Elli
1939 Trawlers HMS Evelina and Sedgefly sunk with all hands by mines near Newcastle
1941 Japan invades British Borneo. R.N. LCT 11 sank off Sollum. MTB 8 bombed/sunk, and Destroyer HMS Thracian scuttled, both at Hong Kong. Thracian raised, repaired, entered IJN service as Patrol Boat PB-101. U-557 rammed/sunk by Italian Torpedo Boat Orione off Crete.
1943 U-73 sunk by 3 USN Destroyers off Algeria. Minesweeper R-54 sunk by aircraft north west of Anhold. USN Patrol Boat YP-426 runs aground and sinks off Tybee Island, Ga.
1944 Battle of the Bulge begins
1971 Bangladesh War of Independence, and Indo-Pakistani War, ends
1998 Operation Desert Fox bombing campaign of Iraq begins
4 Days Ago  
Jan 14
1641 Dutch capture Malacca from the Portugese
1761 3rd Battle of Panapit
1822 Greeks capture Acrocorinth
1863 Battle of Bayou Teche: Gunboat CSS Cotton destroyed, US Navy Flag Officer Buchanon killed
1939 Nationalist capture Tarragona from Republicans
1941 Minesweeper HMS Fitzroy damaged by mine and beached, repaired and returned to service
1942 1st flight Sikorski XR-4 helicopter
1944 Destroyer Suzenami sunk by USS Albacore s.e. of Yap. Rescue Tug HMS Adherant founders in the N. Atlantic
1945 Minelayer Yurijima sunk by USS Cobia off Kota Bharu, Malaya. PT-73 wrecked and scuttled in Baliqueias Bay, Mindoro. E Boat S-180 sunk by mine off Holland.
1950 1st flight Mig-17