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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (20th April 1945)
On the Russian Front...
Soviet 2nd Byelorussian Front opens an offensive against German 3rd Panzer Army and crosses the Oder river
Soviet 1st Byelorussian Front captures Bernau and advances towards Berlin, with artillery fire hitting the eastern suburbs
Soviet 1st Ukrainian Front captures Barut and Juterbog and continues attacking towards Berlin
German vessel Koenigsberg and Kriegsmarine vessel V-215 are sunk by Soviet aircraft
Hitler celebrates his 56th birthday in his bunker in Berlin with Goering, Himmler, Goebbels, Speer, Ribbentrop, Bormann, and top military leaders. Preparations are made to evacuate Hitler and his staff from the bunker to Obersalzberg for a last stand in the "Alpine Redoubt" but Hitler refuses to leave. Goering and Himmler depart the city for the last time.
Admiral Doenitz rejects a Japanese invitation to transfer remaining German warships to Asia
Luftwaffe guards demolish Goering's Karinhall estate to prevent it from falling into Soviet hands
On the Western Front...
British 2nd Army is attacking around Bremen
US 9th Army is consolidating fixed positions along the Elbe River and mopping up bypassed pockets in the rear
US 1st Army is attacking around Bitterfeld and Dessau and eliminates organized resistance in the Harz Mountains pocket
US 3rd Army, advancing toward Regensburg, discovers the German weapons and munitions storage facility at Grafenwohr
US 7th Army captures Nuremberg and advances south
French 1st Army encircles Stuttgart and advances south
US 9th Air Force loses one bomber during the day, its last combat loss of the war in Europe
French Army Detachment of the Atlantic completes the capture of Pointe de Grave south of the mouth of the Gironde on the Bay of Biscay
British vessel Ethel Crawford is sunk by a mine
U-242 vanishes, cause unknown
American diplomat Allen W. Dulles is ordered to immediately break off all surrender negotiations with SS General Wolff
British 8th Army advances toward Bologna and crosses the Idice River
US 5th Army advances into the Po valley and towards Bologna
Australian 6th Infantry Division is attacking around Maprik
In the Pacific...
US 6th Army continues operations around Asin tunnel, Mount Pacawagan, Mount Mataasna Bundoc, and Mount Macolod
US 8th Army is attacking around Fort Pikit, Manauangan, Lomopog, and Ulandang
US 8th Army lands detachment near Danao
US 8th Army is attacking around Ginopolan
US 8th Army is attacking around Lantawan plateau and Hil 3155
US tropps land unopposed
US 10th Army's III Amphibious Corps are mopping up in the Motobu peninsula while XXIV Corps attacks the Shuri Line against strong resistance by Japanese 32nd Army
US 77th Infantry Division is attacking Bloody Ridge and Iegusugu Mountain
Japanese vessel Sanko Maru is sunk by a mine
East China Sea:
Japanese vessel Yamamitsu Maru is sunk by a mine
British 14th Army captures Pyinmana on the Sittang River
IJN MTB Gyoraitei No. 412 is sunk by US aircraft off Burma
Today's Air Raids...
Berlin by US 8th Air Force
Southern Germany on transportation routes by US 15th Air Force
Regensburg, Berlin and Scleissheim airfield, Germany by RAF Bomber Command
The last RAF raid on Berlin
Klatovy, Czechoslovakia by US 8th Air Force
Northern Italy on military targets by US 12th and 15th Air Forces
Tarakan Island by US FEAF
Labuan Island and Sepinggang airfield, Borneo by US FEAF
Tainan airfield and Koshun airfield, Formosa by US FEAF
Sakishima Islands on military targets by USN aircraft
Haha Jima by US 7th Air Force
Saigon, Indochina by US FEAF
China on Neihsiang, Saiping, Lohochai, Linying, Hsuchang, Loyang, Luchou, Japanese positions, supply depots, transportation lines, and other targets throughout southern and eastern China by US 14th Air Force
Burma Japanese positions, supply depots, transportation lines, and other military targets by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Client prep (scriptwriting)
Twitter Followers = 1,909 (up 1)
Non-followed eliminated = 1
Unfollowers eliminated = 0
New Followers followed back = 1
Spammers not followed back = 1
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
I will probably tweak this in the coming days but it's good enough for now to quiet and empty my mind and keep it "locked on" to purpose so I've got it on my computer desktop.
The problem with this particular mind is that it easily wanders off into very dark places, so it's important to have a meme strong enough to hold it in place. This seems to be doing the trick so far!
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Do you have a strategy for keeping your mind in the right place?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry and sunny all day, clear overnight, wind negligible
Max Temp = 12 degC at 6pm
Min Temp = 5 degC at 8am
Sunrise at 05:56
Sunset at 20:17
Weathertrack: The centre of an anticyclone north of Scotland will drift further south into the North Sea, keeping Britain dry, calm, sunny and a little warmer than recently
Air Pressure: 1030 millibars and rising
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
I've had amnesia for as long as I can remember. :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Smack The Pony: Women parking
Over 80% of all items buried in landfills could be recycled
9. ZEN WISDOM
Keep moving forward, even one or two steps, in your own way. Those who live out their lives to the fullest, unperturbed by the noisy clamour around them, are the true winners.