Friday, May 16, 2014

Today in military history: May 17, 2014

1431 – Battle at Soncino (Third War of Lombardy)  
1648 – Battle of Zusmarshausen (Thirty Years’ War)
 19th century - Illustration from Friedrich Schiller:  
History of the Thirty Years' War in Germany

1742 – Battle of Chotusitz (War of the Austrian Succession) 
1777 – Battle of Thomas Creek (American Revolutionary War)
British rangers and Banditti harassed American farms and fortifications in Georgia and north Florida. The most common plunder was cattle and other livestock around 1776. 
State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, Author: Joe Akerman  

1863 – Battle of Big Black River Bridge, MS (US Civil War) 
1864 – Battle of Adairsville (US Civil War) 
1900 – Siege of Mafeking ends (Second Boer War) 
1940 – Germans take Brussels (WWII) 
1944 – Allies take Piumarolo, Monte Faggeta, Esperia, Formia, Colle Sant’Angelo and Myitkyina Airfield (WWII)
 May 12, 1944 -
This Chinese soldier, age 10, with heavy pack, is a member of an army division boarding a plane returning them to China, following the capture of Myitkyina airfield, Burma, under the allied command of US Major General Frank Merrill, May 1944. Chinese and allied troops had earlier crossed through the jungle of the Kumon Bum Mountains before attacking Japanese troops to the south. Exhaustion and disease led to the early evacuation of many Chinese and allied troops before the assault on Myitkyina town.

1949 – Xianyang Campaign begins (Chinese Civil War)

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