This day in military history.. - Page 6




 
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November 13th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
November 13th

1775 - American Revolutionary War: Patriot revolutionary forces under Col. Ethan Allen attack Montreal defended by British General Guy Carleton. Allen and his troops were disorganised and soundly defeated.
1941 - World War II: The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal is torpedoed by U 81, she sinks on November 14.
1942 - World War II: Battle of Guadalcanal - Aviators from the USS Enterprise sink the Japanese heavy cruiser BB- Hiei.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13_November

1941: President Roosevelt announces the arming of American merchant vessels carrying Lend-Lease cargo to Britain.
1942: In Libya, the British 8th Army retakes Tobruk.
1944: German troops of Heeresgruppe E evacuate Skopje in Yugoslavia.
Source: http://www.feldgrau.com/november.html
1965 Warrant Officer K. Wheatley, Australian Army Training Team Vietnam, originally from Sydney, New South Wales, wins the first Victoria Cross of the Vietnam War posthumously in the Tra Bong Valley, Quang Ngai province.
Source: http://www.awm.gov.au/atwar/thismonth/index.asp

November 13th, 2005  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
November 13 !?!?!?!?! LOL, man u live in the past...u live in history!!
November 14th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MightyMacbeth
November 13 !?!?!?!?! LOL, man u live in the past...u live in history!!
I posted it on November 13. You posted ahead of time. Anyway,

November 14

1862 - American Civil War: President Abraham Lincoln approves General Ambrose Burnside's plan to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond, Virginia, leading to the Battle of Fredericksburg.
1940 - World War II: In England, the city of Coventry is heavily bombed by German Luftwaffe bombers.
1965 - Vietnam War: Battle of the Ia Drang begins - the first major engagement between regular American and North Vietnamese forces.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/14_November

1940: Using a total force of 449 bombers, the Luftwaffe launches a heavy night attack against the major manufacturing city of Coventry, causing severe damage to industrial and civilian installations. The raid kills 550 people.
1943: German forces occupy several islands along the east coast of the Adriatic.
1944: The US Third Army (Patton) begins an offensive from the Nancy area toward the Saar, while Free French forces under General Leclerc attack from Alsace toward the upper Rhine.
Source: http://www.feldgrau.com/november.html

1917 End of third battle of Ypres, Western Front. Australian troops had been involved in the third battle of Ypres for three and a half months and suffered heavy losses at such places as Menin Road, Glencourse Wood, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde Ridge and Passchendaele.
1974 Australian White Ensign lowered for the last time in Papua New Guinea. The Royal Australian Navy's base, HMAS Tarangau, and HMA ships Buna, Salamaua, Aitape, Lae and Madang were transferred to the Papua New Guinea Self Defence Force.
Source: http://www.awm.gov.au/atwar/thismonth/index.asp

2002 - Iraq told the United Nations it accepted -- without condition or special requests -- the U.N. Security Council resolution authorizing the return of weapons inspectors to Baghdad.
1988 - The PLO proclaimed an independent state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, endorsing a renunciation of terrorism and an implicit recognition of Israel.
1993 - In a referendum, residents of Puerto Rico voted in favor of continuing their U.S. commonwealth status.
1989 - The Navy ordered a 48-hour stand-down for a safety review following 10 unrelated accidents resulting in 10 deaths during a three-week period.
Source: http://www.wtv-zone.com/cal731/index.html
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November 14th, 2005  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
I posted ahead of time?? ahh thats because I live in the compared to u 8)
November 15th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
November 15

1864 - American Civil War: Union General William Tecumseh Sherman burns Atlanta, Georgia and starts Sherman's March to the Sea.
1942 - World War II: Battle of Guadalcanal ends.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/15_November
1941: Heeresgruppe Mitte (von Bock) begins the second phase of the battle for Moscow, employing the forces of three Panzergruppen, 2 (Guderian), 3 (Reinhardt), and 4 (Hoepner), as well as three infantry armies, 2.Armee (von Weichs), 4.Armee (von Kluge), and 9.Armee (von Küchler).
1943: In a counterattack, German forces recapture Shitomir and Korosten in the Ukraine.
Source: http://www.feldgrau.com/november.html
1944 Australian government approves sending of Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) members overseas. AWAS went to Lae, New Guinea, to replace men for service in forward areas. Members of the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) and the Australian Army Medical Women's Service (AAMWS) were already serving in New Guinea.
Source: http://www.awm.gov.au/atwar/thismonth/index.asp
November 15th, 2005  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
lol, I bet its still 14 but...
November 15th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MightyMacbeth
I posted ahead of time?? ahh thats because I live in the compared to u 8)
Live in the what...???
November 15th, 2005  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
oh live in the future 8)

mean u live way over there..and so ya know.. 8)
November 16th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
November 16

1632 - The Battle of Lützen, where king Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden is killed.
1776 - American Revolutionary War: Hessian mercenaries capture Fort Washington from the Patriots.
1857 - The relief of Lucknow. The most Victoria Crosses won in a single day (24).
1863 - American Civil War: Battle of Campbell's Station near Knoxville, Tennessee. Confederate troops unsuccessfully attack Union forces.
1940 - World War II: In response to Germany leveling Coventry two days before, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg.
1940 - Holocaust: In Poland, Nazis close off the Warsaw Ghetto from the outside world.
1943 - World War II: American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vermork, Norway.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16_November
1944: In the West, US and German forces begin the bitter battle for the Roer river crossings on the German-Belgian border.
Source: http://www.feldgrau.com/november.html
1943 Admiral Louis Mountbatten appointed Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia.
Source: http://www.awm.gov.au/atwar/thismonth/index.asp
1863 : Battle of Campbell Station, Tennessee Confederates under General James Longstreet fail to defeat a Union force under General Ambrose Burnside near Knoxville, Tennessee. source: http://www.historychannel.com/tdih/t...1&cat=10272941
1970 Ky defends South Vietnamese operations in Cambodia South Vietnamese Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky, speaking at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, says Cambodia would be overrun by communist forces "within 24 hours" if South Vietnamese troops currently operating there are withdrawn. source: http://www.historychannel.com/tdih/t...1&cat=10272949
November 16th, 2005  
Redleg
 
 
Great, thanks for keeping the thread "alive"..