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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (5th May 1945)
On the Russian Front...
Soviet 2nd Byelorussian Front captures Swinemunde and Peenemunde
In the Baltic...
Three U-Boats are sunk by RAF aircraft, one scuttled
3rd day of the Prague revolt
A further mass scuttling of U-Boats occurs
On the Western Front...
The local surrender of German forces in Netherlands, Denmark, and northwest Germany becomes effective at 0800
A company of British airborne troops lands in Copenhagen unopposed
US 3rd Army captures Linz and advances toward Pilsen
German Army Group G with 1st Army and 19th Army surrenders to US 7th Army effective 6 May, but combat operations on that front end immediately
US troops liberate Mauthausen and Gusen concentration camps
Numerous European diplomats are liberated
RAF 2nd Tactical Air Force aircraft patrol over northern Germany, shooting down the only Luftwaffe plane in the air, the RAF's final combat victory in Europe
Representing Doenitz, Admiral Friedeburg arrives at Reims to discuss surrender terms
General Senger und Etterlin arrives at Clark's headquarters to arrange the implementation of the German surrender in Italy
In the Atlantic...
US vessel Black Point is sunk by U-853 off Rhode Island, the last sinking of US vessel by U-boat during the war
The US Government announces 400,000 US troops will remain in Germany as occupation forces and two million men will be demobilized, leaving six million men in the armed forces to complete the war against Japan
A Japanese balloon bomb explodes and kills six people, including five children, near Lakeview, Oregon
In the Pacific...
Australian II Corps advances with tank support against Japanese 17th Army
Australian 26th Infantry Brigade is attacking Tarakan town and the airfield
US 6th Army attacking around Balete Pass, Wolfhound Ridge, Sugar Loaf Hill, Mount Binicayan, and Mount Woodpecker
US 8th Army is attacking around Bancal, Guma, and Lake Pinalay
US 8th Army attacks around Odlumon
Japanese 32nd Army on Okinawa continues counterattacking US 10th Army and recaptures Tanabaru
Japanese vessel Okusu Maru is sunk by USN PB4Y and PBM aircraft
East China Sea:
Seven Japanese vessels are sunk by USN PB4Y and PBM aircraft
Chihchiang operation (Battle of Western Hunan):
Sekine Detachment of Japanese 20th Army is withdrawing to the Wantowkiao area
Indian 26th Infantry Division occupies Mingaladon airfield outside Rangoon and begins advancing towards Pegu from the south
US 10th Air Force units are withdrawing from Burma to India for redeployment
Today's Air Raids...
Truk Atoll by US 7th Air Force
New Guinea on military targets by RAAF aircraft
Formosa on military targets by US FEAF
Japan on Kure, airfields and offshore minelaying by US 20th Air Force
Amoy, China bu US FEAF
China on transportation lines, airfields, and other targets throughout southern and eastern China by US 14th Air Force
Burma on coastal targets by aircraft from RN 21st Carrier Squadron
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Do you understand how to look after your mind?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Heavy rain in the morning
Thereafter, the rain will break up into showers with plenty of sunny/clear periods between
An initial moderate north-easterly will swing right round to a south-westerly by the afternoon
Max Temp = 12 degC at 3pm
Min Temp = 8 degC at midnight
Sunrise at 05:24
Sunset at: 20:44
Weathertrack: Two depressions will merge over Northern Ireland bringing intially wet then unsettled showery weather over Britain
Air Pressure: 984 millibars and rising
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
I'm your therapist - I'm SUPPOSED to be seeing someone else :D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Studies show that if a man meets a woman in a dangerous situation (and vice versa), such as on a trembling bridge, he is more likely to fall in love with her than if he met her in a more mundane setting, such as in an office.
9. ZEN WISDOM
The greatest and most enduring triumph as a human being lies in knowing that one is doing one's best.