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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (8th January
On the Russian Front...
Soviet 5th Guards Tank Army captures Kirovograd
Air Marshal Sholto Douglas becomes Commander of Coastal Command
In the Atlantic...
U-426 is sunk by RAF aircraft in the Bay of Biscay
U-757 is sunk by RN frigate Bayntun and corvette Camrose
Brigadier Davies, head
of British mission to Enver Hoxha's partisans, is wounded and captured by
collaborationist Albanians then turned over to Germans
Count Ciano and others involved with deposing Mussolini are put on trial in the Italian Social Republic
Field Marshal Henry Wilson takes command of the Allied Mediterranean Theatre of Operations
US 5th Army captures Monte Cedro and Hill 1109
In the Mediterranean...
Kriegsmarine escort SG-20 is heavily damaged by RAF aircraft and run aground
German vessel Elleni is sunk by Polish submarine Dzik
In the United States...
First flight of XP-80 Shooting Star jet fighter
In the Pacific...
USN Task Force 38 with two cruisers and five destroyers bombards Japanese positions in the Shortland Islands
The Japanese garrison withdraws from Maungdaw west of the Mayu Range
Elements of Indian 5th Infantry Division occupy Maungdaw
Today's Air Raids...
V-Weapons sites, Northern France by RAF 2nd Tactical Air Force
Mostar, Yugoslavia by US 15th Air Force
Metkovic, Yugoslavia by US 12th Air Force
Southern Italy on the German front line by US 12th Air Force
Reggio Emilia, Italy by US 15th Air Force - submarines U-81 and UIT-19 are sunk
Tarawa Atoll by Japanese aircraft
Wotje Atoll, Maloelap Atoll, and Jaluit Atoll by US 7th Air Force
Kahili and military targets, Bougainville Island by US 13th Air Force
Madang and military targets, New Guinea by US 5th Air Force
Cape Gloucester and Arawe, New Britain by US 5th Air Force
Kendari, Celebes Island by US 5th Air Force
Hopin and Tigyaingza, Burma by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
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Paul Hogan - Superdag Life is a struggle, and ultimate victory is only decided in its final
chapter. That is why it's important not to become intoxicated by one's
success or become disheartened in defeat.