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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (3rd May
On the Russian Front...
Soviet 2nd Tank Army and 27th Army heavily engaged around Targul-Frumos north of Jassy
The French Resistance sabotages a factory at Premery
In Clydebank, Scotland...
New Royal Navy carrier HMS Indefatigable is completed.
In the Atlantic...
USN destroyer escort Donnell is heavily damaged by U-765, subsequently towed to port and written off.
In the Pacific...
Japanese vessel Kenan Maru is sunk by USN submarine Sand Lance
Japanese vessel Fushimi Maru is sunk by USN submarine Tautog off the Kuril Islands
Japanese vessel Teisen Maru is sunk by USN submarine Flasher in the South China Sea
Japanese vessel Shingu Maru is sunk by patrolling US 14th Air Force bombers in the South China Sea
Admiral Toyoda is appointed as Supreme Commander of the IJN Combined Fleet
62nd Infantry Division of Japanese 12th Army
attacks Chinese 29th Army at Yuhsien forcing a retreat, then 3rd Armored Division cuts off and routs them west of the city.
11th Independent Infantry Brigade of Japanese 11th Army captures Hsinantien
Chinese 65th Infantry Regiment and 66th Infantry Regiment advances toward Inkangahtawng
In the Arakan, Indian 4th Infantry Brigade attack Point 551 overnight
Japanese forces attack towards Buthidaung overnight
British 2nd Infantry Division and Japanese 31st Infantry Division are engaged at Kohima
In the Indian Ocean...
Japanese vessel Amagi Maru is sunk by RN submarine Tantalus
U-852 heavily damaged by RAF aircraft off Italian Somaliland, where it is beached then scuttled. The crew are captured.
Today's Air Raids...
Ludwigshafen, Germany by RAF Bomber Command
V-Weapons Sites, Northern France by US 8th Air Force and RAF 2nd Tactical Air Force
Mailly-le-Camp and Montdidier, France by RAF Bomber Command
North Sea minelaying by RAF Bomber Command
Jaluit Atoll and Wotje Atoll by US 7th Air Force
Bougainville Island on military targets by US 13th Air Force
Wewak, Boram and military targets on New Guinea by US 5th Air Force
Hollandia, New Guinea on military targets by Japanese aircraft
Rabaul and military targets on New Britain by US 13th Air Force
Indochina on military targets by Japanese aircraft
Buthidaung, Burma on Japanese positions by US 10th Air Force
Kalewa, Burma by RAF aircraft
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Brief Missus Time
Shift 2 of the Weekend Job
Missus Time/Footie on TV
Twitter Followers = 1,732 (up 2)
eliminated = 0
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New followers = 3
@DevON_Jamyes @TerraTirado @deboersjyuonne
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
Inspired by an article and self-help book extract in a newspaper I have been inspired to go into the finances and I'm ready, subject to discussion with Missus, to make some tough decisions! Taking control of things is empowering and makes you feel better.
Other than that it's another Bank Holiday Weekend with everyone at home, so this effectively means two "Sundays" in row, and it will be Tuesday before routine and initiative returns. Life is for living so I will be putting concerns aside and (sensibly) indulging and enjoying after today's Weekend Job shift. A quiet grief-free spell would be particularly helpful at this point! With the dust settled on previous issues, it would be disappointing if more arose.
With all the drama of the character I play, I don't want to be so distracted as to forget the True Self we really are. That requires calming the mind, which doesn't happen by default, so I will be pursuing my important disciplines of meditation, grounding, listening, gratitude and goal-visualization.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
What are you doing to make your life fulfilling?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Cool and sunny in the morning, cloud building to full cover by mid-afternoon
Wind negligible until a light south-westerly picks up in the afternoon
Max Temp = 12 degC
Min Temp = 3 degC
Sunrise at 05:28
Sunset at 20:41
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
All units to attend an incident involving a maniac with a screwdriver - this is not a drill! :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Greg Davies at the Royal Variety Performance 2011
Rebuilt by the Roman emperor Hadrian (118-125), the Pantheon (“Temple of
the Gods”) in Rome is remarkable because its massive dome is made of
concrete that has withstood the elements for almost 2,000
years—with no steel reinforcing. The Pantheon stayed the largest
concrete curved dome in existence right up to the nineteenth century.
9. ZEN WISDOM
The course of our lives is determined by how we react—what we decide and
what we do—at the darkest of times. The nature of that response
determines a person’s true worth and greatness.