75 years ago the beginning of the
end of WWII
On June 6th the D-DAY invasion ( Operation Overlord ) starts with allied forces
crossing the English Channel to land in Normandy which signaled the end of the
war in Europe. Meanwhile London had the first attacks from V2 rockets , which
caused further devastation to an already badly bombed city.
Glenn Miller is
reported missing following a plane crash.
troops attempt the largest airborne military operation in history (at the time)
when the Battle of Arnhem (Operation Market Garden) begins on September 17th.
The purpose of this operation was for Allied paratroopers to land in the
Netherlands and take control of key bridges near the Rhine river from German
forces. This was so that Allied troops could push through Germany and end the
war much more quickly if successful.
Unfortunately, for the Allies, German troops were aware of their
arrival ahead of time and had the time to organize against them and destroy many
of the bridges prior to the paratroopers' landing. Some Allied forces made it to
the Arnhem bridge but they were short on supplies and forced to abandon their
plans, leaving Germany in control of the Rhine river at that time.
This mission was a fairly large failure for the Allies and many
troops were killed and taken prisoner by the German troops.
for the first time with B-29 Super fortress bombers
The Battle of Leyte Gulf takes place during the month of October
. The main battle took place between October 23rd and 26th and was considered
one of the largest naval battles in world history. United States, Australian,
and Filipino forces began the invasion of Japanese occupied Philippines by
landing in the Leyte Gulf. The Japanese suffered heavy losses to their navy and
it marked their first kamikaze aerial attacks. The Allies won the battle and
their victory lead to the liberation of the Philippines. This was a turning
point in the war against Japan as it effectively cut off their supply route in
Southeast Asia and was a devastating loss to their naval forces with many of
their ships destroyed and thousands killed.
Battle of the Bulge
In December , the Germans attempted to surprise the Allied armies
as they travelled through the Ardennes. The German objective was to split the
Allies up in a surprise attack. The battle began on December 16th and continued
until late January of
As the Allies regrouped to fight back against the German attack, the line of
defense took on the shape of a bulge, hence the name "Battle of the Bulge." The
Allies were caught off guard in the attack and tens of thousands of soldiers
were lost in fierce fighting (estimated up to 100,000 casualties) during what
was considered the bloodiest battle of World War II for the United States.
Despite the losses the Allies were successful in neutralizing the German
offensive and preventing Germany from recapturing Antwerp. As well as massively
depleting German fuel and supply reserves.
They shall grow not old, as
we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
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1943 saw the MK IX Spitfire take to the sky's, this
aircraft which was the last Mark of Spitfire to use the Rolls Royce Merlin was
supposed to be a stop gap to combat the Focke Wulf 190 but proved to be the most
numerous Mark ever produced and arguably the most beautiful and best
balanced Spitfire of them all.
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