Germany launches the first V-1 rocket on Britain. U.S. defeats the Japanese in an air battle known as the Battle of the Philippine Sea.
The Red Army releases Commonwealth and US POWs at Stalag III-A, Luckenwalde.
75 Nazis go to trial for the Malmedy Massacre, which occurred on 12-17-1944.
First flight of the Messerschmitt Bf 109.
Evacuation of allied troops from Dunkirk begins. The 27th is the worst day at Dunkirk. Churchill reprimands King Leopold of Belgium for seeking a separate peace with Germany. Conflict between Halifax and Churchill over Italy and the overall conduct of the war effort.
The first ever heavier-than-air, fixed-wing aircraft came into existence in the year 1903 and was run for its first experimental take off in 1910. This took place on the deck of USS Birmingham, a United States Navy Vessel. The first-ever naval experimental landing took place in the succeeding year.Read More
Death has always been a companion to those serving in the line of fire. There’s always a chance for these soldiers to get hit by a sniper’s bullet, be buried alive, be hit by explosive devices, or be caught by the enemy. Definitely, the risk of being a solider cannot be fully known.Read More
The famed USS Arizona was a magnificent battle ship that was hit by a Japanese torpedo during the war. The ship exploded and sank after a few minutes. Many of those who died were trapped below deck.Read More
This is one of the reasons why the RAF Bomber Command Memorial was created. It was a way of commemorating those brave souls who served in Bomber Command during the war. It is a way of remembering the sacrifice of the RAF crew who played an important part in winning the War.Read More