Sunday, May 4, 2014

Today in military history: May 5, 2014

1800 – Battle of Moerskirch (also Messkirch) (War of the Second Coalition)  
1804 – Battle of Suriname (Suriname)  
1811 – Battle of Fuentes de Onoro ends (Peninsular War)
 Illustration circa 1900- Members of Napoleon's Imperial Guard

1813 – Dudley’s Massacre (War of 1812)  
1814 - Battle of Fort Oswego begins (War of 1812)  
1862 – Battle of Williamsburg, VA; Actions at Lebanon, TN and Dresden, KY (US Civil War); Battle of Puebla (French intervention in Mexico)
19th century painting - Battle of Puebla
1864 –Battle of Albemarle Sound (Naval); Battle of the Wilderness begins (US Civil War) 
1943 – Soviets take Krymsk and Neberjaisk (WWII)         
1945 – German forces in Holland, Denmark and north Germany surrender (WWII); Allies take Swinemunde and Peenemunde (WWII); Japanese balloon bomb kills 6 in Oregon (WWII)    
       Japanese fire balloon of mulberry paper reinflated at Moffett Field, CA after it had been shot down by a Navy aircraft January 10, 1945

No comments:

Post a Comment