Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Today in military history: May 7, 2014

1592 – Battle of Okpo ends (Imjin War) (Naval) 
1862 – Battle of West Point (also Barhamsville or Eltham’s Landing) (US Civil War) 
1864 – Sherman’s March on Atlanta begins; Battle of Rocky Face Ridge begins; Battle of Port Walthall Junction ends (US Civil War)
 General Vandever and his staff, possibly May of 1864
1941 – Battle of South Shanxi begins (Second Sino-Japanese War) 
1943 – Allies take Tunis and Bizerta; Japan takes Buthidaung (WWII) 
1950 – Battle of Yiwu ends (Chinese Civil War)
 About 1949 - Chinese Civil War fighters

1954 – Battle of Dien Bien Phu ends (First Indochina War) 
2006 – Second Battle of Mogadishu begins (Somali Civil War) 
2009 – Battle of Am Dam begins (Civil War in Chad) 
2011 – Battle of Kandahar begins (War in Afghanistan)

 Afghan commando, with the Afghan National Army, provides security overwatch via rooftop for fellow Commandos and U.S. Navy SEALs , with Special Operations Task Force – South, during a village clearing operation in Khakrez district, May 6, 2011 Kandahar province, Afghanistan. (Face blurred)
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