This day in military history.. - Page 292




 
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July 2nd, 2018  
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July 2
866 battle of Brissarthe
1298 Battle of Gollheim
1582 Battle of Yamazuki
1644 Battle of Marston Moor
1645 Battle of Alford
1747 Battle of Lauffeld
1823 Siege of Salvador ends.
1853 Russia invades Wallachia and Moldavia
1918 Transport USS Covington sinks after being damaged by U-86 the day before.
1940 KM E Boat S-23 sunk by mine off South Foreland
1942 Soviet Destroyers Taskent and Bditelnyi bombed/sunk at Novorossiyk. Minesweeper T-404 bombed/sunk at Sevastopol.
1943 US troops invade New Georgia. PT-153 and 158 run aground and are abandoned off Munda Point, New Georgia
1944 US troops invade Noemfoor Island. U-543 sunk by an Avenger from USS Wake Island. KM Minesweeper R-180 sunk off Fe Camp. USN Minesweeper YMS-350 sunk by mine off Utah Beach. R.N. Minesweeper MMS 1019 and LCI Empire Broadsword sunk by mines off Normandy.
1945 Aux Sub Chaser CHa-188 sunk by mine off Mutsure Light.
1950 naval Battle of Chumonchin Chun
July 3rd, 2018  
George
 
July 3
324 Battle of Adrianople
1754 Battle of Ft. Necessity
1778 Battle of Wyoming
1863 Battle of Gettysburg ends
1866 Battle of Koniggratz
1889 Denmark adopts the Krag-Jorgensen.
1898 naval Battle of Santiago
1940 Long Range Desert Group formed. Royal Navy siezes 2 French Battleships, 9 Destroyers and other warships, and Destroyer Mistral scuttled, at Plymouth and Portsmouth. Battleships Bretagne sunk, Dunkerque and Provence damaged/beached and Destroyer Mogador sunk at Mers el Kebir, Dunkerque, Provence and Mogador raised, repaired, returned to service.
1941 Trawlers HMS Receptive and Rosme sunk by mines in the North Sea.
1942 U-153 sunk by Destroyer USS Landsdowne off Colon, Panama. U-215 sunk by Trawler HMS Le Tiger east of Boston
1943 U-126 sunk by RAF Wellington and U-628 sunk by RAF B-24, both north west of Cape Ortegal. R.N. LST 429 burns/sinks off Zuwarah, Libya
1944 U-154 sunk by Destroyers USS Inch & Frost north west of Madiera
September 23rd, 2018  
George
 
Sept 23
1338 Battle of Arnemuiden
1409 Battle of Kherden
1459 Battle of Blore Heath
1568 naval Battle of San Juan de Ulua
1779 naval Battle of Flamborough Head
1803 Battle of assaye
1899 Battle of Olongapo ends
1940 Battle of Dakar begins: Vichy French Destroyer L' Audacieux is damaged by HMAS Australia and is beached, and Sub Persee is sunk by Cruiser HMS Dragon & 2 R.N. Destroyers
1941 Soviet Battleship Murat bombed/sunk at Kronstadt in shallow water, used as stationary battery rest of the War. Sub M-74, Destroyer Minsk, and Torpedo Boat Purga also bombed/sunk there. Soviet MTB 12 sunk by Patrol Ship V-309 after she sank V-308
1942 1st Battle of the Matanikau begins
1943 KM Sloop SG-2 bombed/sunk at Nantes. Minesweeper R-94 sunk by mine off Dunkirk. Torpedo Boat TA-10 damaged by Destroyer HMS Eclipse, scuttled on the 27th.
1944 U-859 sunk by sub HMS Trenchant in the Strait of Malacca. Soviet Corvette Brilliant sunk by U-957 north of Kravkov Island in the Kara Sea. Cruiser Toranto, captured by the Germans after being scuttled in '43, is bombed and sunk by Allied aircraft at La Spezia. San Moreno declares War on Germany after a German Platoon captures its Army. Canadians capture Boulogne.
1950 Battle of Hill 282
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November 11th, 2018  
George
 
Nov 11
1673 Battle of Khotyn
1778 Cherry Valley Massacre
1805 Battle of Durenstein
1813 Battle of Crysler's Farm
1864 Sherman begins destroying Rome and Atlanta Ga.
1918 Germany signs armistice with the Allies. Date becomes Armistice Day & later Veteran's Day in the USA
1919 Battle of Riga
1940 Trawler HMS Stella Orion sunk by mine in the Thames Estuary. Taranto Air Raid: Italian Battleships Andrea Doria, Conte di Cavour, and Littorio sunk
1941 U-580 sunk in a collision with KM Target Ship Angelburg off Lithuania
1942 Transport USS Joseph Hewes sunk by U-173, and Vichy French sub Sidi Ferruch sunk by aircraft from USS Suwanee, both off Fedhala Roads. Sub HMS Unbeaten sunk by RAF Wellington in the Bay of Biscay. Armed Merchant Cruiser Hokoku Maru sunk by Minesweeper HMIS Bengal and Dutch merchant tanker Undina in the Indian Ocean.
1943 R.N. Harbor Defence Motor Launches HDML 1244 and 1289 lost as cargo when SS Indian Prince is torpedoed/sunk by German aircraft north off Oran. Destroyer Suzunami sunk by USN aircraft at Rabaul. Italian MTB MAS 555 scuttled by shore batteries off Leros.
1944 IJN Supply ship Kurusaki sunk by sub USS Raton west of Luzon. Minesweeper W-22 sunk by mine at Palau. US Carrier aircraft wipe out a convoy sinking all 4 transports and Destroyers Hamanami, Naganami, Shimakaze and Wakatsuki and Minesweeper W-30 in Ormac Bay, Leyte. Sub USS Scamp sunk by a bomber and Frigate CD-4 north east of Hachijo Island, Japan. U-773 sunk by sub HMS venture near Horten. U-1200 sunk by 4 R.N. Corvettes south of Ireland.
December 7th, 2018  
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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
December 8th, 2018  
George
 
Dec 8
395 Battle of Canne Slope
1914 naval Battle of the Falkland Islands
1941 Japan invades Malaya, Siam, Netherlands East Indies, The Philippines, and Hong Kong (Simultaneous to the Dec 7 Pearl Harbor Attack with the Int Date Line causing a technically different date). US, UK, Canada, China, Free French and The Netherlands declare War on Japan. Trawlers HMS Milford Earl and HMS Phineus Beard bombed/sunk off Scotland. Rescue Tug HMS St Dominic sunk by IJN surface ships south of Saddle Island. Patrol Ship HMIS Probhavati sunk by Cruiser HMS Glasgow in the Indian Ocean. Gunboat HMS Peterel sunk by Armored Cruiser Izumo, and River Gunboat USS Wake captured, at Shanghai. Minesweeper USS Penguin bombed/scuttled at Guam.
1942 Soviet Patrol Ship Smerch bombed/sunk at Murmansk. U-254 sunk in a collision with U-221 while manuevering to attack a Convoy in the Atlantic. U-611 sunk by RAF B-24 south east of Cape Farewell.
1943 Trawler HMS Rysa sunk by mine off La Maddelena.
1945 1st flight Bell 47
1971 Indian Navy attacks Pakistani Navy Base at Karachi
April 18th, 2019  
George
 
April 18
1797 Battle of Neuwied
1847 Battle of Cerro Gordo
1861 US troops abandon the Harper's Ferry Arsenal
1862 Battle of New Orleans begins
1864 Confederates attack a Union wagon train & capture 198 wagons @ Poison Springs, Ark. Battle of Dybbol
1897 Greco-Turkish war begins
1940 4 Norwegian torpedo boats sunk or scuttled. sub HMS Sterlet lost.
1942 "30 seconds over Tokyo" The Doolittle Raid
1943 US fighters shoot down Adm. Yamamoto
1988 US sinks 2 Iranian Navy ships in retaliation for attack on USS Samuel B, Roberts
June 5th, 2019  
George
 
June 4
1745 Battle of Hohenfriedeberg
1794 British capture Port-au-Prince, Haiti
1859 Battle of Magenta
1862 Confederates evacuate Ft. Pillow
1916 Russian Brusilov Offensive begins
1940 Battle of Dunkirk/Dunkirk Evacuation ends. French Aux. Minesweeper Emil Deschamps sunk by mine northeast of Foreness Point
1941 Minelayer HMS Van Meerlant sunk by mine off the Isle of Sleppey
1942 Battle of Midway begins: Carriers Akagi, Kaga and Soryu bombed/scuttled
1943 U-308 sunk by Sub HMS Truculent northeast of the Faroes. U-594 sunk by RAF Hudson west of Gibraltar. USN Sub Chaser PC-496 sunk by mine off Bizerte
1944 Allies capture Rome. U-505 captured by Boarding Party from Destroyer USS Pillsbury. R.N. LCT 2498 foundered in the English Channel. KM Minesweeper M-37 sunk off Estonia.
June 6th, 2019  
George
 
June 6
1513 Battle of Navara
1762 Siege of Havana begins
1813 Battle of Stoney Creek, Ontario
1862 naval Battle of Memphis
1882 Battle of Embobo
1940 Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS Carinthia sunk by U-46 off Ireland
1942 Destroyer USS Hammann sunk by I-168. Cruiser Mikuma bombed/sunk
1943 Armed Yacht HMS Sargasso sunk in a collision off the Isle of Wight
1944 D-day: Battle of Normandy begins: Norwegian Destroyer Svenner sunk in the English Channel by KM Torpedo Boat. Destroyer USS Corry sunk by coast artillery off Utah Beach. Sub Chaser USS PC-1261 sunk by coast artillery. R.N. MTB 248 sunk in a collision in the English Channel. USN LCIs 232, 416, 497, 553, 85, 91, 92, 93, and R.N. LCI 185, USN LCTs 197, 22, 229, 25, 27, 294, 30, 332, 362, 364, 52, 397, 305, and R.N. LCTs 2191 and 2283 sunk off Normandy. Target Ship HMS Centurion sunk as a breakwater off Normandy.Destroyer Minazuki sunk by sub USS Harder of Tawi Tawi. Frigate CD-15 sunk by sub USS Raton in South China Sea.

1945 Gasoline Tanker USS Sheepscot wrecked at Iwo Jima.
1971 Battle of Long Khanh begins
1982 Israel invades Lebanon