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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (7th June
The Hungarian prime minister meets with Hitler and is told Hungarian Jews must be exterminated
King Leopold III is deported to Germany
In Normandy, France...
Construction of artificial harbours begins
British 1st Corps expand Sword and Juno beachhead and advance towards Caen
German 12th SS Panzer Division counterattacks British 2nd Army around Caen
British 30th Corps, expanding Gold beachhead, captures Bayeux and attacks Port-en-Bessin
US V Corps expands the Omaha beachhead
US VII Corps expands the Utah beachhead
US 2nd and 90th Infantry Divisions arrive in Normandy
Allied engineer units construct advanced fighter air strips inland from the Normandy landing beaches
RAF 2nd Tactical Air Force provides support in high strength for forces on the ground 45 Luftwaffe and 42 RAF fighters are shot down in dogfights
US 8th and 9th Air Forces also provide strong ground support with bombers and fighters. A further 41 Luftwaffe fighters and 47 USAAF fighters are shot down in dogfights
RAF focuses on attacking German logistics, preventing German reinforcement.
The Luftwaffe attacks offshore shipping overnight
In the English Channel...
Strong anti-submarine defences are established. U-629 sunk by RAF aircraft in the first of many attempted U-Boat attacks.
Mines sink USN Minesweeper Tide, US vessel Susan B. Anthony, USN LCT-436, LCT-458, and LCT-586, and damage British hospital ships Dinard and Julian, and US vessel Francis C. Harrington
RN minelayer Apollo and RN MTB-617 run aground off Normandy
German S-Boat attack invasion shipping and Germans claim 4 vessels, the Allies report only one and one damaged.
Field-Marshal Alexander radio broadcasts calls for an uprising against the Germans in northern Italy
British 8th Army advances toward Orvieto and Terni
US 5th Army drives north and captures Civitavecchia
In the Atlantic...
U-955 is sunk by Allied aircraft in the Bay of Biscay
In the Pacific...
After being decimated by submarine attacks on their transports, remnants of Japanese 118th Infantry Regiment arrive in Saipan
IJN destroyer Hayanami sunk by USN submarine Harder off the East Indies
US 41st Infantry Division is heavily engaged around Mokmer airfield on Biak Island
In New Guinea...
Japanese 18th Army probe the eastern end of US Aitape beachhead around Afua along the Driniumor River
On the Salween Front:
Advance elements of Chinese 71st Army of Y Force reach Japanese positions at Lungling
Some isolated elements of Japanese 18th Infantry Division retreating into hills south of Kamaing
Chinese forces abandon attacks on Myitkyina and dig in for a siege.
British 2nd Infantry Division advances south on the road from Kohima to Imphal
Indian 7th Infantry Division is halted by a Japanese rearguard position on Kekrima Ridge east of Kohima
British 23rd LRP Brigade attack beyond Kohima toward Ukhrul against Japanese flanks, supply lines, and rear areas
Japanese 33rd Infantry Division attack Indian 17th Infantry Division in the Bishenpur sector south of Imphal
Indian 63rd Infantry Brigade withdraws into Bishenpur overnight
Today's Air Raids...
Cologne, Germany by RAF Bomber Command
Bay of Biscay minelaying by RAF Bomber Command
Northern Italy military targets by US 15th Air Force
Truk Atoll by US 13th Air Force
Ponape Island by US 7th Air Force
Bougainville Island military targets by US 13th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Shift 2 of the Weekend Job
Twitter Followers = 1,749 (down 1)
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New followers = 1
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
Slept very well by my standards - a whopping 8 hours, but now I'm rushing around as a result!
I'm finding staying connected to my Higher Self takes work! It's do-able but requires a continual act of concentration. However I've learned the hard way how necessary it is for my own wellbeing so I will persevere!
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you doing everything necessary to look after yourself?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Heavy showers all day
Showers will clear by mid-evening and then skies will clear.
A moderate easterly wind will swing sharply south-westerly in the early evening and gradually ease.
Max Temp = 15 degC
Min Temp = 14 degC
Sunrise at 04:38
Sunset at 21:33
Jetstream: north and west of Britain and drifting east
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
I’m always frank with my sexual partners, because I don't want them to know my real name! :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Kenny Everett - The US General
A swimming polar bear can jump 8 ft. (2.4 m) out of the water to surprise a seal.
9. ZEN WISDOM
Only by overcoming life’s problems and obstacles can we become truly
strong. If everything always goes smoothly, we will grow complacent and
be unable to build a solid foundation for our lives. Only by
experiencing suffering ourselves can we understand the suffering of
others and deepen our compassion.