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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (15th December
On the Russian Front...
Soviet 2nd Ukrainian Front is attacking north of Budapest
Soviet 3rd Ukrainian Front is attacking south of Budapest
On the Western Front...
US 1st Army is making slow progress along the Roer River
US 3rd Army is heavily engaged around Dillengen, Habkirchen, Breiterwald, and Obergailbach
US 7th Army captures Riedseltz, Salmbach, Schlerhal, and Lauterbourg
British vessel Fort Maisonneuve is sunk by mine in the Scheldt estuary
Over the English Channel...
US Major Glenn Miller, leader of the USAAF band, goes missing in flight over the Channel
British 8th Army attacks around Sintria River, Faenza, Pergola, and Naviglio canal
USN destroyer Charles F. Hughes bombards German positions near the French border
In Washington DC...
Generals Arnold, Eisenhower, and MacArthur are promoted to the new rank of general of the armies
Admirals Leahy, King, and Nimitz are promoted to the new rank of fleet admiral
In the Pacific...
US 6th Army continues attacks Japanese defenses and regroups to reduce pockets around Ormoc on Leyte Island
USN Task Group 78.3 lands US 6th Army forces on Mindoro Island
Elements of US 24th
Infantry Division plus 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment land around San
Agustin on Mindoro Island and advance inland, capturing an airstrip and
the village of San Jose
Japanese kamikaze aircraft attack shipping supporting the landings. Several ships are damaged but none sunk.
IJN destroyer Momo is sunk by USN submarine Hawkbill off Luzon Island
Chinese 38th Infantry
Division moves into Bhamo and pushes toward Namhkam while US 475th
Infantry Regiment transfers to Tonk-wa in Northern Combat Area Command
In the Arakan, Japanese Matsu Detachment attacks West African 81st Infantry Division around Tinma
British 15th Corps captures Buthidaung in the Arakan
RN Task Force 64 with
destroyers Napier and Nepal and supporting warships bombards Japanese
positions along the Arakan coast in support of 15th Corps operations
Admiral Louis Mountbatten inspects the front line
Today's Air Raids...
Antwerp, Belgium by nine V-2 rockets and V-1 flying bombs
London an average of four V-2 rockets per day are hitting the city
Kassel and Hanover, Germany by US 8th Air Force
Ludwigshafen and Hanover, Germany by RAF Bomber Command
Southern Germany on transportation routes by US 15th Air Force
Ijmuiden S-Boat pens, Netherlands by RAF Bomber Command
Liege, Belgium by V-1 flying bombs
Po Valley, Italy by US 12th Air Force
Boeroe Island, Halmahera Island, and the Molucca Islands by US FEAF
Luzon and offshore shipping by USN aircraft from Task Force 38 - a transport and a coast-defence vessel are sunk
Iwo Jima by US 7th Air Force
transportation targets, and supply depots around Namhkai, Ho-hko,
Lashio, Panglong, Nanponpon, Panghkam, Kinu, Man Hpai, and Namhkam, Burma by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
The Milk Run
Meditation Me Time
Cooking the Monday roast
Twitter Followers = 1,845 (up 1)
Non-followed Tweeps unfollowing = 0
Unfollowers Eliminated = 1
New Followers followed back = 2
Spammers not followed back = 0
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
A most enjoyable chillin' kinda day, including 2 hours meditation, restored balance and has set me up for a new week.
I used to think that "paying attention" was a kinda dull onerous chore, but that was before I realized how essential to wellbeing it is! Your experience of life, regardless of circumstances, depends upon what has your attention. All the disciplines I pursue have the aim of strengthening my ability to keep my attention in the right place!
It has taken me many years to discover not only how to take control of my attention but exactly where to put it! These are skills I can now pass on to those keen enough to learn them.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you giving the right things your attention?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Mainly dry with some clear periods
Some isolated showers in the afternoon
A moderate westerly will blow throughout
Max Temp = 4 degC
Min Temp = 3 degC
Sunrise at 08:18
Sunset at 15:45
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
What do you call a robot that always takes the longest route? R2 Detour. :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Russell Howard's Good News - Horny dog
According to one report, it would take 800 marijuana joints to kill a
person—the cause of death would be carbon monoxide poisoning.
9. ZEN WISDOM
Wisdom is invisible. It can only be gauged by a person’s actual conduct and behaviour.