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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (5th March
On the Russian Front...
3rd Guards Tank Army and 4th Tank Army of Soviet 1st Ukrainian Front advance into into the German rear.
Soviet 2nd Ukrainian Front launches an offensive against German 1st Panzer Army and 8th Army
Due to the substantial increase in losses, Hitler agrees to prioritize underground construction facilities in order to increase production of fighter aircraft, on the same day that despite there being no major raids over Germany, nine fighters are lost.
In the Atlantic...
British vessel John Holt is sunk by U-66
Panamanian vessel Valera is sunk by U-518
U-366 is sunk by aircraft from RN carrier Chaser
In the Pacific...
US Task Force Brewer attacking on Los Negros Island
In New Guinea...
125th Infantry Regiment of US 32nd Infantry Division lands at Yalau plantation west of Saidor
Chinese 22nd Infantry Division captures Maingkwan
British 16th LRP Brigade advances overland toward Indaw
After nightfall, USAAF 1st Air Commando begins transport missions to
insert engineers and Chindits behind Japanese lines, including 77th LRP Brigade at Broadway base near Indaw.
In the Arakan, Indian 33rd Infantry Brigade attacks toward Buthidaung overnight
Today's Air Raids...
Northern France targets of opportunity by US 8th Air Force and RAF 2nd Tactical Air Force
V-Weapons Sites, Northern France by US 9th Air Force and RAF 2nd Tactical Air Force
Mille Atoll and Maloelap Atoll by US 7th Air Force
Ponape Island and Kusaie Island by US 7th Air Force
Yaula, Madang, and Erima, New Guinea by US 5th Air Force
Rabaul and military targets, New Britain by US 13th Air Force and USN aircraft
Los Negros Island by US 5th Air Force
Burma military targets by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Twitter Followers = 1,716 (no change)
eliminated = 0
New followers = 0
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
I have become aware of needing to take the same "medicine" as my clients! Like a diabetic is physically, mentally my "default" state is unhealthy, so like a diabetic must practice daily dietary discipline, so I must practice the daily mental disciplines of meditation, grounding, purpose, gratitude and visualization.
I have learned the hard way over the years that I can't have a few days off! No matter how benign and benevolent my circumstances, my mind left unmanaged is capable of ruining everything! On the other hand, when well-managed and disciplined, I enjoy a wonderful life and make a difference. Continual focus is therefore a crucial necessity for this character I play.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you keeping yourself well-maintained?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry and cloudy throughout with a moderate south-westerly wind
Max Temp = 7 degC
Min Temp = 4 degC
Sunrise at 06:47
Sunset at 07:51
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
Wally was in a bar crying over his beer saying: "everyone wants to know where I am but not HOW I am!" : D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY
Mock The Week: Bad things to say or do when naked
A swimming polar bear can jump 8 ft. (2.4 m) out of the water to surprise a seal.
9. ZEN WISDOM
It takes courage to become happy—courage to remain true to one’s
convictions, courage not to be defeated by one’s weaknesses and
negativity, courage to take swift action to help those who are