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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (24th February 1945)
On the Russian Front...
Soviet 2nd Byelorussian Front, reinforced with 19th Army, is attacking in eastern Pomerania
Adolf Galland is appointed to command squadron JV 44 with Me 262 jet fighters
Hitler's personal pilot, Hans Baur, is promoted to SS-Gruppenfuehrer
On the Western Front...
Canadian 1st Army advances towards Weeze
US 9th Army captures
Doveren, Kofferen, Dingbuchhof, Hompesch, Hottorf, Juelich, Hambach,
Niederzier, Grosse Forst, and Lindenberger Wald
US 1st Army captures Oberzier, Dueren, Krauthausen, and Niederau
US 3rd Army continues attacking along the Pruem River
US 7th Army captures Buebingen and Bliesransbach
British vessel Ellesmere is sunk by U-1203
British vessel Oriskany is sunk by U-480, but is itself sunk by RN frigates Duckworth and Rowley
U-927 is sunk by patrolling RAF aircraft
Tito meets again with comanders Alexander, Lemnitzer, and Slessor in Belgrade regarding the coordination of future operations
US 5th Army captures La Serra and the summit of Monte Torraccia
The Government declares war on Germany and Japan, but after reading the declaration, Prime Minister Ahmed Maher Pasha is assassinated
In the Pacific...
Japanese vessel Kyuryu Maru is damaged by a mine off Bangkok and subsequently scuttled
IJN submarine I-371 is sunk by USN submarine Lagarto off Kyushu
Japanese vessel Tatsumomo Maru is sunk by USN submarine Lagarto off Kyushu
Japanese vessel Uzuki Maru is sunk by USN submarine Trepang off Kyushu
On Luzon, US 6th Army is assaulting Japanese strongpoints in Manila
Rock Force of US 6th Army is methodically clearing Japanese positions on Corregidor Island with naval and air support
US 8th Army continues to clear Japanese pockets on Leyte Island
A detachment of US 8th Army lands unopposed on Verde Island overnight
On Iwo Jima, US V Amphibious Corps is assaulting northward against ferocious opposition and clearing Mount Suribachi in the south. A USN seaplane base on the coast
2nd Infantry Division of British 14th Army begins crossing the Irrawaddy River at Ngazun just west of Mandalay
4th Corps of British
14th Army, advancing from the Nyaungu bridgehead toward Meiktila to cut off
Mandalay from the south, captures Taungtha
Japanese aircraft attack British tanks around Pakokku
RN destroyers Rapid, Rocket, Roebuck, and Rotherham bombard a Japanese garrison in the Andaman Islands overnight
Air Marshal Guy Garrod takes command of Allied air forces in Southeast Asia
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
I have returned to blogging four days after being distracted by other pursuits! I feel better for the break and getting my rocks off. A good break is ideal for regaining perspective and balance, but it's then also good to return to the comforting structure of discipline and routine.
I was rather upset by a bruising indirect encounter with Daughter via her mother and it took me a few days to recover from it. On the other hand, her utterly loveless total hatred of me (which has no logical foundation) makes things simple. She is simply a parasite which though cannot be safely extracted from her mother but can at least be controlled. The total acceptance of this reality means I can get on with other aspects of my life, responding only when there is a threat either to finances or Missus' wellbeing.
I continue of course to have the complete opposite experience with Son and Missus. I guess two out of three aint bad! At least in my generation the history of utter dysfunctionality in the Blonder family has been partly reversed. I look forward to nuturing them, caring for them and being there for them for two or three decades more.
On the spiritual front it has been good to resume a regular meditation regime and experience the bliss of a calm mind. I ultimate intend to withdraw my consciousness entirely from the character and simply observe it in action with interest. I realize that to do that requires continual practice of the disciplines I have learned.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Is there anything you need to accept and let go of.
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Blustery showers will persist into the afternoon.
There will be a window of dry cloudy weather before rain returns mid-evening, turning increasingly heavy
A strong westerly wind will ease and turn south-westerly in the late evening
Max Temp = 3 degC at noon
Min Temp = 2 degC at 10pm
Sunrise at 07:08
Sunset at 17:34
Weathertrack: A depression between Norway and Iceland will drive wind and rain across Britain
Air Pressure: 991 millibars and rising
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
I can't believe I got fired from the calendar factory. All I did was take a day off. :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Tracie Walker on being beautiful
Since wine tasting is mainly wine smelling, women tend to be better
wine tasters, because women, particularly of reproductive ages, have a
better sense of smell than men.
9. ZEN WISDOM
The two wheels that carry any dialogue forward are a belief that everyone
possesses goodness within, and a spirit of unflagging determination to
tap and draw out that goodness.