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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (16th April
On the Russian Front...
German Group Neinhoff is destroyed in an unsuccessful attempt to break out of Tarnopol
Soviet Independent Coastal Army captures Yalta
In the Black Sea...
Soviet Submarine L-6 vanishes, cause unknown
In the North Sea...
Kriegsmarine minesweeper R-108 sunk in accidental collision
British vessel Ekins is severely damaged by a mine and subsequently written off
In the Mediterranean...
U-407 sinks US vessels Thomas G. Masaryk and Meyer London
In the Atlantic...
U-550 sinks US vessel Pan Pennsylvania but is then rammed and sunk by USN destroyer escort Gandy
In Norfolk, Virginia, USA...
New battleship USS Wisconsin is commissioned
In the Pacific...
Japanese vessel Yamagata Maru is sunk by USN submarine Redfin
Japanese vessels Mito Maru and No. 1 Hino Maru aresunk by USN submarine Paddle in the East Indies
Japanese units break into the Chindit base at White City - Chindits counterattack
Japanese 31st Infantry Division renews attacks against Kohima
Japanese II/60th Battalion and III/67th Battalion attack Indian 63rd Infantry Brigade around Sengmai north of Imphal
Indian 1st Infantry Brigade captures Kasom northeast of Imphal
Japanese units counterattack and recapture Nippon Hill near Shenam southeast of Imphal
Japanese I/60th Battalion unsuccessfully attack Sita southeast of Imphal
Indian 17th Infantry Division engaged with Japanese 33rd Infantry Division around Bishenpur southwest of Imphal
Today's Air Raids...
Galatz, Romania by Soviet aircraft
Brasov and Turnu Severin, Romania by US 15th Air Force
Begrade, Yugoslavia by US 15th Air Force
Mille Atoll and Maloelap Atoll by US 7th Air Force
Caroline Islands offshore minelaying by USAAF and RAAF
Truk Atoll by US 13th Air Force
Satawan airfield, Nomoi Islands by US 13th Air Force
Rabaul and military targets on New Britain by US 13th Air Force
Hollandia, New Guinea by US 5th Air Force
Koepang, Timor Islands by US 5th Air Force
Surabaya, Java by US 5th Air Force
Mogaung and The Arakan, Burma on Japanese positions by US 10th Air Force
Imphal, India on Japanese positions by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
Resting up seems to have paid off as my symptoms are a little easier this morning. My nose is less sore, streaming has slowed down and my cough is only mild. Apart from shopping I shall continue to take it easy and allow my body to mop up any remaining invaders and continue repairing.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you living the life you actually want to live?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry and sunny throughout
A light south-westerly breeze will pick up from noon
Max Temp = 13 degC
Min Temp = 4 degC
Sunrise at 06:05
Sunset at 20:10
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
Wear a watch and you'll always know what time it is. Wear two watches and you'll never be sure.
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Milton Jones on Teachers and Guinea Pigs
15% of people suffering from depression will commit suicide
9. ZEN WISDOM
The greatest tragedy in life is not to die, it is to live as if dead, to let the life within us wither.