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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (22nd May
In the Baltic...
Kriegsmarine minesweeper M-515 sunk by mine
The French Resistance sabotages a factory
US 5th Army advances toward the Anzio beachhead
In the Pacific...
IJN submarine RO-106 is sunk by USN destroyer escort England
IJN destroyer Asanagi sunk by USN submarine Pollack
Japanese vessel Tempei Maru is sunk by USN submarine Ray
Japanese vessel Tsukuba Maru is under tow by gunboat Hashidate when both are sunk by USN submarine Picuda in the South China Sea
USN destroyers Bancroft and Edwards bombard Wotje Atoll
Operation Ko-Go (Peking-Hankow Operation):
Japanese 12th Army continues attacking Chinese 15th Army at Loyang
On the Salween Front:
Chinese 20th Army Group advances toward Teng-chung and 11th Army Group
advances toward Lungling and Mangshih
US and Chinese forces are engaged with Japanese defenders around Myitkyina Elements of Japanese 53rd Infantry Division attack Chindit forces at Kyusanlai Pass
Elements of Japanese 53rd Infantry Division prepare to attack the Chindit base at Blackpool
Japanese 33rd Infantry
Division and Indian 17th Infantry Division are heavily engaged around Buri
Bazar and Bishenpur south of Imphal
The Japanese attack Indian 48th Infantry Brigade's block on Tiddim road in an effort to reopen supply line to Bishenpur
In the Indian Ocean...
IJN gunboat Kosho Maru is sunk by RN submarine Sea Rover
Today's Air Raids...
Kiel, Germany by US 8th Air Force
Dortmund, Brunswick and Ludwigshafen, Germany by RAF Bomber Command
Belgium on transportation routes by US 8th Air Force
Siracourt V-Weapons site by US 8th Air Force
Airfields and rail yards by US 9th Air Force
Fighter patrols by RAF 2nd Tactical Air Force
Le Mand and Orleans, France by RAF Bomber Command
North Sea minelaying by RAF Bomber Command
Portsmouth, England by the Luftwaffe
Northern Italy on military targets by US 15th Air Force
Bougainville Island on military targets by US 13th Air Force
Biak Island by US 5th Air Force
New Guinea on military coastal targets by US 5th Air Force
Rabaul and military targets on New Britain by US 5th Air Force
Rabaul, New Britain by USMC aircraft, including Charles Lindbergh flying his first combat mission
China on military targets by US 14th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
With my renewed pursuit of meditation, my mind is a lot clearer and simpler in focus. I tend not to have so many irrelevant thoughts swirling around and I'm in "just get on with it" mode. I can feel my emotions stabilizing faster when upset and I'm generally more mentally robust. If it is ever my destiny to be broken again then there is nothing I can do, but I certainly won't be broken easily.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
What are you doing to make yourself physically and mentally robust?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Rain throughout, heavy at times
A moderate north-easterly will blow throughout
Max Temp = 10 degC
Min Temp = 9 degC
Sunrise at 04:55
Sunset at 21:13
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
I asked a North Korean what it was like to live there - he said he couldn't complain :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
QI - Spot the Neanderthal - particularly funny!
The smallest shark is the dwarf lantern shark, which is only seven inches long.
9. ZEN WISDOM
People who are rooted in the here and now, who are not defeated by their
limitations, who don’t compare themselves to others, who confidently
advance along their chosen path—such people are happy, such people are