May 26,1944 in WWII
JWRussell USNR

El Paso, TX

#1 May 26, 2013
"In China... Japanese forces launch a major offensive against American airbases in the southeast (Operation Ichigo). The Japanese 11th Army attacks from Hankow and the 23rd Army drives from Canton. A total of about 620,000 Japanese troops are engaged in the operation.

In Italy... Allied advances continue despite German resistance. The British 10th Corps (McCreery) captures Roccasecca; the Canadian 1st Corps takes San Giovanni and reaches the Liri River; the US 2nd Corps reaches Priverno. The US 6th Corps, at Anzio, progresses toward Lanuvio; US 3rd Division takes Artena, but German defenses prevent it from advancing to Valmontone. The US 1st Armored Division proves too weak to mount a rapid drive towards Velletri.

In the North Atlantic... German submarine U-541 stops the Portuguese liner Serpa Pinto, carrying Jewish refugees to Canada. Two American citizens are removed and 385 others are ordered into the lifeboats. Nine hours later, after the submarine has contacted its base, the passengers are allowed back on board the ship. Three die in the evacuation process, including a 16 month old baby..

In Occupied France... French resistance members bomb the hydroelectric station supplying the Tulle Arsenal. The station is guarded by 40 German soldiers.

In the Marshall Islands... An American destroyer force bombards Mili Island.

Remembering the past is important to the future. Those who fail to do so will repeat the past.
Big Frank

El Paso, TX

#2 May 27, 2013
Today in Labor History (May 26, 1937): Ford Motor Co. security guards attack union organizers and supporters attempting to distribute literature outside the plant in Dearborn, Mich., in an event that was to become known as the “Battle of the Overpass.” The guards tried to destroy any photos showing the attack, but some survived—and inspired the Pulitzer committee to establish a prize for photography – 1937 (via )
Pat Hoffman

El Paso, TX

#3 May 27, 2013
JWRussell USNR wrote:
Remembering the past is important to the future. Those who fail to do so will repeat the past.
Isn't is also true that those who live int he past are prisoners of their own minds? I, for one, am looking to the future and trying to become a better person, more caring, loving and giving. I tell my kids to forget about the past and focus on what lies ahead.

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