Thursday, May 8, 2014

Today in military history: May 9, 2014

1645 – Battle of Auldearn (Wars of the Three Kingdoms)
 From 1893-1895 - Scottish soldiers in service of Gustavus Adolphus, 1631

1813 – Siege of Fort Meigs ends (War of 1812) 
1846 – Siege of Fort Texas ends; Battle of Resaca de la Palma (Mexican-American War) 
1862 – Action at Elkton Station, AL (US Civil War) 
1864 – Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain; Battle of Swift Creek (US Civil War) Battle of Heligoland (Second War of Schleswig) (Naval) 
1885 – Battle of Batoche begins (North-West Rebellion)
 Louis Riel, a prisoner, in the camp of Major-General F.D. Middleton at Batoche, May 16, 1885
1939 – Battle of Nanchang ends (Second Sino-Japanese War) 
1944 – Soviets take Sevastopol (WWII) 
1967 – Battle of Hills 881 and 861 ends (Vietnam War) 
1972 – Operation Linebacker begins (Vietnam War) (Air)
 The crew of a U.S. Air Force General Dynamics F-111A from the 474th Tactical Fighter Wing stands in front of their fully-loaded aircraft at Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base before a mission in 1972
2011 – Battle of Kandahar ends (War in Afghanistan)

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