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This #MemorialDay Wkend we remember the #WWII casualties with ties to Nova Scotia interred at #ArlingtonNationalCemetery - Sergeant Lawrence Holmes Flynn, #USMC, 2nd Lt. Harold Elton Hoskin, #USAAF, Lucius Gould McLauchlin, US Army, and PFC Charles Wilfred Penney, US Army ... Image
Seaman 1st Class Philip Douglas Quinlan (US Navy), son of Martha Quinlan, born in Whycocomagh, NS, & Fireman 1st Class James WW Kaler, son of Margaret Kaler born in NS, are interred elsewhere but memorialized at Arlington ...
WWII Veteran Gen. George C. Kenney (US Army), born in Yarmouth Co., NS, was commander of the Allied Air Forces in the Southwest Pacific Area was also interred elsewhere but is memorialized at Arlington ...
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A five-month lull in ground combat operations followed the Papuan and Guadalcanal campaigns, although there was much action on the sea and in the air.

#Armyhistory #USArmy #TRADOC #USAAF #WWIIPAcific #MilitaryHistory
On 1 March 1943, Allied scout planes sighted a large enemy convoy of eight destroyers and eight transports with a 100 fighter-plane escort. Allied Air Forces engaged the Japanese in what became the Battle of the Bismarck Sea on 2-3 March.
About 335 U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) planes based on Papua attacked the convoy, and assisted by 8 motor-torpedo (PT) boats in the mop-up phase on 4 March, did great damage.

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Built in 1942, Chakulia airport in present day Jharkhand was home to B-29s from the USAAF's 40th Bombardment Group, Abandoned in 1945, it remained a notified area with a ban on construction. There are proposals to revive it in the future. ImageImageImage
Digri Airfield near Uparsolbankati was built in 1942 and used primarily by the RAF's Liberator Squadrons including 355, 357, 358 squadrons. Closed and abandoned in 1945, the runways and aprons are relatively well preserved. ImageImageImage
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Eastern India, including Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha were home to fighter and bomber squadrons from the 10th USAAF's India Air Task Force. Many of these bases were converted to IAF or civil use after 1945, but several were abandoned. Here is what became of these....
The airport near the present day IIT Kharagpur was known as the Hijli Base Area hosted the United States Army Air Force XX Bomber Command 58th Bombardment Wing in early 1945. The airport no longer exists but its runway provides the alignment for the Hijli Railway station. ImageImage
Asansol airport was established in 1941 by the RAF. From 1943 B-17s of the USAAF 7th Bombardment Group were based here. Abandoned after the war, the outline of the aprons are visible in the ecological park to the south-west of the frame below. Image
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@ChinneryRoy @RT_sputnik @georgegalloway @francisbeckett @GayatriGalloway @RT_com @UKLabour I don't believe you've read much history of WW2... if you had you wouldn't have come out with such an uninformed statement!
1st & foremost, George is correct - Britain fought for 2 years on our own & that is what saved the world... & what America conveniently forgets! ...cont
@ChinneryRoy @RT_sputnik @georgegalloway @francisbeckett @GayatriGalloway @RT_com @UKLabour 2. There were more '#British' troops landed on D-Day than #American troops.
The #OmahaBeach disaster was the #Americans fault - They screwed up there as they did in #NorthAfrica, #Sicily & #Italy & in the #Pacific at #PearlHarbour on #Tarawa & #Pelelieu & elsewhere. ...cont
@ChinneryRoy @RT_sputnik @georgegalloway @francisbeckett @GayatriGalloway @RT_com @UKLabour 3. #USNavy CnC Earnest King caused a disaster in the #Atlantic in late 12.'41-05'42 when over 600 merchant ships were sunk in sight of US coast, because he didn't want to take #British Advice.
Of all the #American commanders only #Eisenhower & Marshall were Not Anglophobes! ..ct
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