September 8th WW II Events this day!!
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Eighth September Events re WW II:-

 

1941 Russia Siege of Leningrad

Germany begins the 900-day Siege of Leningrad by German forces during World War II, the siege led to the death of at least one million Russians from starvation and disease.

 

1942 U.S.A. Labor Day Weekend Holidays:-

American workers gave up their Labor day weekend holidays to keep the munitions factories working to help in the war effort. Nearly all the traditional Labor Day Parades have also been cancelled in respect for the thousands of loved ones fighting to protect their country. Most of the travel seen on Rail and busses have been troops who have a furlough to go home and see loved ones.

 

1943 Italy Surrenders

Following the deposing of Mussolini from power in July General Dwight Eisenhower publicly announces the surrender of Italy to the Allies.

 

1944 UK V2 Rocket

Germany launches the first V2 rocket on London, over the next six months Germany launched 1,400 at Britain ending in March 1945. At the end of world war II both the US and the Soviet Union tried to gain as many V2's and more importantly the scientists who had worked on them, there is a V2 on display in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington alongside a Saturn rocket. The V2 rocket is the base of the early space rockets and inter ballistic rockets with the three main components needed for a rocket, large liquid-fuel rocket engines, supersonic aerodynamics, and guidance and control systems developed for the V2.

 

 

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Busy day today!

Maj Todd O. USMC, Retired
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1941 Russia Siege of Leningrad

Germany begins the 900-day Siege of Leningrad by German forces during World War II, the siege led to the death of at least one million Russians from starvation and disease.

 

The facts are staggering!

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
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