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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (14th December
On the Russian Front...
6th Guards Tank Army of Soviet 2nd Ukrainian Front captures Ipolysag, 30 miles north of Budapest
RN task force and carrier-based aircraft attack shipping along the coast. A Luftwaffe counterstrike is driven off.
On the Western Front...
US 9th Army finishes clearing area around Inden, six miles east of Aachen
US 1st Army, having cleared Huertgen Forest, advances towards Dueren
US 3rd Army attacking around Habkirchen and Rimling
US 7th Army captures Lembach and is fighting around Fort Schiesseck, Climbach, and Lauterbourg
RN destroyers Brocklesby and Wheatland bombard Bar.
RN destroyer Aldenham is sunk by a mine off Pula
British 8th Army renews its offensive around Pergola ridge, Colle, and Naviglio canal
US 5th Army halts unsuccessful attacks against Tossignano
USN destroyer Charles F. Hughes bombards German positions near French border
In the Pacific...
IJN auxiliary minesweeper No. 7 Choun Maru is sunk by RN submarine Shalimar
IJN Coast Defense Vessel No. 28 and IJN guardboat No. 5 Taisho Maru are sunk by USN submarine Blenny off Luzon Island
Japanese forces make an unsuccessful attack against US 475th Infantry Regiment of Northern Combat Area Command at Tonk-wa
Japanese garrison of Bhamo breaks out overnight and withdraws safely toward Namhkam
British 14th Army captures Pinlebu, Pinbon, and Indaw
British 15th Corps begins advancing toward 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
Twenty Japanese aircraft intercept a formation of transports over the Bhamo-Lashio road, but are driven off by USAAF fighters
Today's Air Raids...
Antwerp, Belgium by six V-2 rockets
North Sea minelaying by RAF bomber Command
Po Valley, Italy by US 12th Air Force
Boeroe Island, Halmahera Island, and Northern Borneo by US FEAF
Philippines USAAF, USMC, and USN aircraft attack airfields throughout the islands in an effort to prevent Japanese kamikaze attacks
Luzon on airfields and offshore shipping by USN aircraft from Task Force 38, whilst RAAF Catalina aircraft lay mines in Manila bay
Iwo Jima by US 7th Air Force
Bangkok and military targets in Thailand by US 20th Air Force
transportation targets, and supply depots around Bodegon, Panghkam,
Hohai, Dobin, Kyaukpyintha, Ho-naw, Kunlong, Nawngkyaung, Tonkwa, and Mongmit, Burma by US 10th Air Force
Loi Mwe and Kentung, Burma by US 14th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
The Milk Run
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
I made "heavy weather" of the Weekend Job on Saturday, for no specific reason that I could put my finger on. I was fragile and emotional, but fortunately there were no incidents to "push me over" and the shift went fine. As workload died back in the final quarter, the finish was smooth, which uplifted spirits. I prefer things that way round rather than to have had a mainly good shift with a sour ending.
My training compels me to reflect inward on that day's events. Inadequate sleep and meditation undoubtedly affected my ability to direct my focus, which, on a loose leash, defaulted to the negative. New "toys" at home, though very nice, have distracted me from disciplines, but now everything's "bedded-in" I will return to those disciplines, knowing how essential to my wellbeing they are!
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you doing what is necessary to maintain your physical and mental health?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry and cloudy start
Showers arrive late morning, peaking in intensity in the late afternoon
Showers thin out considerably in the evening and will peter out overnight
A moderate to strong south-westerly will swing westerly in the evening
Max Temp = 7 degC
Min Temp = 4 degC
Sunrise at 08:17
Sunset at 15:45
Weathertrack: A strong depression east of Iceland will drive weather fronts across Britain today
Air Pressure: 1006 millibars and falling slightly
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
A man walked into Gypsy Rosa Lee's tent. When she saw him, she started laughing, so he hit her. He was striking a happy medium. :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
The Jonathon Ross Show - Doggy Doo
Canada did not have a national flag until February 15, 1965, when its
maple leaf flag was adopted by its parliament. Before that, the British merchant navy flag, occasionally with a Canadian emblem, was in general use.
9. ZEN WISDOM
Human life is indeed wondrous. You may be ill physically, but as long as
your spirit is strong, it most certainly will exert a positive
influence on your body. Nothing is better for health than a positive attitude