Assassination attempt is made on Hitler by the Polish Army in Charles de Gaulles Square. The bomb failed to explode.
Heavy bomber raids continue against cities at night. During the day fighter-bombers fly nuisance raids against coastal towns, airfields and other military targets.
Assassination attempt on Hitler-General Kurt von Hammerstein-Equord in1939. Canada declares War on Germany.
Long the isolationist with the view that Germany should negotiate with Hitler, Kennedy is quoted in the Boston Globe as, “Democracy is finished in England. It may be here.” Italy invades Egypt.
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.
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
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