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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (30th March
On the Russian Front...
German forces are reorganized. Generals Manstein and Kleist are dismissed. Army Group South is renamed Army Group North Ukraine and headed by Walther Model. Army Group A is renamed Army Group South Ukraine and headed by Ferdinand Schoerner. In Army Group North, Georg Lindemann is internally promoted to replace Model as commander.
Soviet 1st Ukrainian Front captures Chernovtsy (Cernauti)
In the English Channel...
Kriegsmarine 2nd, 4th, and 8th S-Boat flotillas engage RN MTBs and sink MTB-241 overnight
In the Mediterranean...
In a running battle between U-223 and Royal Navy destroyers in the Tyrrehenian Sea, HMS Laforey is sunk before the submarine is itself sunk by depth charges.
In the Pacific...
Japanese vessel Fujikawa Maru is sunk by USN submarine Darter
Japanese vessel Atlantic Maru is sunk by USN submarine Picuda
Japanese vessel Ikushima Maru is sunk by USN submarine Stingray
US Marines occupy Bikini Atoll
USN Task Force 58 launches a massive air attack on Japanese shipping and installations in the Palau Islands. 1 destroyer, 5 sub-chasers, 1 aircraft transporter, 6 tankers, and 5 transports are all sunk.
Elements of US 7th Cavalry Regiment land on Pityilu and rapidly clear the island.
Japanese forces attack US 5307th Provisional Unit around Nhpum Ga
British 16th LRP Brigade withdraw to Aberdeen base
In the Indian Ocean...
British vessel City of Adelaide is sunk by IJN submarine I-8
Today's Air Raids...
Nuremberg, Germany by RAF Bomber Command, losing 95 of 795 aircraft (12% losses, the highest ever suffered by the RAF on a large raid)
Netherlands on Luftwaffe airfields and military targets by US 8th Air Force
Northern France fighter patrols by RAF 2nd Tactical Air Force
North Sea minelaying by RAF Bomber Command
Sofia, Bulgaria by US 15th Air Force
Truk Atoll, Jaluit Atoll, Mille Atoll, Wotje Atoll, and Maloelap Atoll by US 7th Air Force
Truk Atoll, Rabaul and military targets on New Britain by US 13th Air Force
Kaing and military targets in Burma by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
The Milk Run
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
A highly successful day
for the Blonder family in which everyone enjoyed doing their own thing, plus
there was a quality marital time with Missus in the evening, unfettered due to Son's absence.
My focus will be on personal goals and objectives before starting a new week.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Do you have a plan for fulfilling your life-purpose?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Foggy start, lifting to bright sunshine by late morning.
Cloud will build in the evening but it will remain dry and mild
A light easterly or north-easterly will blow throughout
Max Temp = 15 degC
Min Temp = 5 degC
Sunrise at 06:46
Sunset at 19:38
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
I met a Dutch girl with inflatable shoes last week, phoned her up to arrange a date, but unfortunately she’d popped her clogs :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Mock The Week: The Worst Thing To Hear On A Tannoy System
The Velociraptor was absolutely nothing like it's portrayal on on the film Jurassic Park. It was feathered and looked like a bird. It was only 0.5m (1ft6") tall and could have easily been beaten off by a human with a club.
9. ZEN WISDOM
If you failed yesterday, strive to win today. If you were defeated today, strive to win tomorrow.