Monday, June 30, 2014

Today in military history: July 1, 2014


Military history timeline
1097 – Battle of Dorylaeum (First Crusade)
 15th century manuscript - Battle of Dorylaeum

1147 - Siege of Lisbon begins (Second Crusade)
1520 - La Noche Triste ends (Spanish Conquest of the Aztec Empire)
1656 - Siege of Warsaw ends (Great Northern War)
1690 – Battle of Fleurus (Nine Years’ War)
1782 – Raid on Lunenburg (American Revolutionary War) (Naval)
1862 - Battle of Tampa ends; Battle of Malvern Hill (US Civil War)
1863 – Battle of Gettysburg begins (US Civil War)
1864 – Battle of Als ends (Second Schleswig War)
1898 – Battle of El Caney; Battle of San Juan Hill (Spanish-American War) 
1916 – Battle of the Somme begins (WWI)
1917 – Battle of Zborov begins (Kerensky Offensive)
 July 1917 - The 7th company in the trenches of Zborov
  
1941 – Germans take Riga (WWII)
1942 – First Battle of El Alamein begins (WWII)
1943 – Allies capture Viru, New Guinea (WWII)
1944 – Allies take Cecina and Pomerance, Italy (WWII)
1945 – Battle of Balikpapan begins (WWII)
1947 – Summer Offensive of 1947 in Northeast China ends (Chinese Civil War)
1950 – First infantry unit arrives in Korea (Korean War)
1965 – First major US offensive in Vietnam ends (Vietnam War)
1967 - War of Attrition begins (Arab-Israeli conflict)
1970 – Battle of Fire Support Base Ripcord begins (Vietnam War)
 July 1970 - U.S. Air Force UH-1P Huey helicopters from the 20th Special Operations Squadron Green Hornets on alert at Ban Don, South Vietnam, in July 1970. From locations along the borders with Cambodia and Laos, the U.S. Air Force helicopters covertly inserted reconnaissance teams, which included local peoples like the Hmong, along the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

This month in military history: July 2014


Unknown day in July

Military history timeline 
626 – Siege of Constantinople ends (Byzantine-Sassanid War of 602-628)
634 – Battle of Bosra ends (Arab-Byzantine Wars)
1260 – Battle of Kressenbrunn (Austria)
1646 – Wallingford Castle surrenders (First English Civil War)
1684 - First Siege of Buda begins (Great Turkish War)
 18th century drawing - Siege of Buda, 1684 by G.G. de Rossi 

1813 – Blockade of Fort George begins (War of 1812) 
 Capture of Fort George. Colonel Winfield Scott leading the attack. July 1813. Copy of engraving after Alonzo Chappel, circa 1850s., ca. 1900 - 1982
  
1814 – Maine campaign begins (War of 1812)
 1908 - Walbach Tower, New Castle, New Hampshire. The martello was built in 1814 to supplement Fort Constitution, the gate of which is in the distance at center.

1953 – Campaign to suppress bandits in Northwestern China ends (Chinese Civil War)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Today in military history: June 30, 2014


Military history timeline 
1409 - Battle of  Sanluri (Italy)
1422 - Battle of Arbedo (Switzerland)
1520 - La Noche Triste begins (Spanish Conquest of the Aztec Empire)
 1909 illustration by Margaret Duncan Coxhead -
Noche Triste. Aztecs rise against the conquistadors

1596 – Capture of Cadiz begins (Anglo-Spanish War of 1585-1604)
1643 – Battle of Adwalton Moor (First English Civil War)
1651 - Battle of Berestechko ends (Khmelnytsky Uprising)
1675 – Siege of Swansea begins (King Philip’s War) 
1692 – Siege of Namur ends (Nine Year’s War)
1758 – Battle of Domstadtl (Seven Years’ War)
1778 – Battle of Alligator Bridge (American Revolutionary War)
1798 – Battle of Ballyellis (United Irishmen Rebellion) 
1815 – Capture of the East India Company ship Nautilus (Post War of 1812) 
1847 – Third Battle of Tuxpan (Mexican-American War)
1857 – Battle of Chinhat (Indian Rebellion of 1857)
1861 – CSS Sumter escapes Federal blockade (US Civil War) (Naval)
1862 – Battle of White Oak Swamp; Battle of Glendale; Battle of Tampa begins (US Civil War)
1863 – Battle of Hanover; Battle of Goodrich’s Landing ends (US Civil War)
1898 – Battle of Tayacoba (Spanish-American War)
1913 – Battle of Bregalnica begins (Second Balkan War)
1940 – German occupy Channel Islands, UK (WWII)
1941 – Germans take Bobryusk and Lvov; Battle of Brody ends  (WWII)
 June 24, 1941 - Destroyed tanks of the soviet 19th tank division 
near Vojnitsa-Lutsk highway.

 June 1941 - Probably a Brennender T-34 burning in a field near Dubno, one of 
79 tanks from the 86th Tank Regiment, 3rd Armored Division 
19th Mechanized Corps from the fight of 14-29 June 1941
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons  
Attribution: Bundesarchiv, B 145 Bild-F016221-0015 / CC-BY-SA
 
1953 – 16 MiGs shot down, setting a one day record (Korean War) (Air)
1998 – Battle of Belacevac Mine ends (Kosovo War)

Today in military history: June 29, 2014


1149 - Battle of Inab (Second Crusade)
 12th century fresco - Soldier or Beater
  
1236 –Siege of Cordoba ends (Reconquista) 
1308 - Battle of the River Dee (First War of Scottish Independence) 
1440 - Battle of Anghiari (Italy)
 Circa 1450 - Italian Antiphonary (with soldiers)

1644 – Battle of Cropredy Bridge (First English Civil War) 
1660 – Battle of Polonka (Polish-Russian War 1658-1667) 
1776 – Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet (American Revolutionary War) (Naval) 
1853 – Battle of Ayshal (Ethiopia) 
1862 – Battle of Savage’s Station (US Civil War) 
1863 – Battle of Goodrich’s Landing begins (US Civil War) 
1864 – Battle of Als begins (Second Schleswig War) 
1944 – Soviets take Bobruysk, Slutsk and Lyuban (WWII) 
1945 – US plans for invasion of Japan presented to President Truman (WWII) 
1949 – US troops withdraw from Korea (Post-WWII)
 Seoul, South Korea, in 1949
  
1950 – Heijo Airfield bombed (Air); First US ground troops enter Korea (Korean War)

Friday, June 27, 2014

Today in military history: June 28, 2014


870 – Occupation of al-Ubulla (Zanj Rebellion) 
1098 –Siege of Antioch ends (First Crusade)
1850 by J.J. Dassy - Robert of Normandie at the Siege of Antioch 1097–1098
  
1119 - Battle of Ager Sanguinis (also Field of Blood, Sarmada, Balat) (Syria) 
1495 - Battle of Seminara (First Italian War) 
1575 – Battle of Nagashino (Japan) 
1651 - Battle of Berestechko begins (Khmelnytsky Uprising) 
1675 – Battle of Fehrbellin (Franco-Dutch War) 
1745 – Siege of Louisbourg ends (War of the Austrian Succession) 
1776 – Battle of Sullivan’s Island (American Revolutionary War)
 1776 by Henry Gray - The Unsuccessful Attack on the Fort on Sullivan's Island

1778 – Battle of Monmouth (American Revolutionary War) 
1814 – USS Wasp versus HMS Reindeer (Naval); Battle of Odelltown (War of 1812) 
1861 – Hollins’ Raid (US Civil War) (partly Naval) little book 
1862 – Battle of Garnett’s and Golding’s Farm ends (US Civil War) 
1863 – Battle at Donaldsonville (US Civil War) 
1914 – Archduke Francis Ferdinand assassinated  (Pre-WWI)
1915 – Battle of Gully Ravine begins (WWI) 
1929 – Attack on Curacao (Dutch Antilles) 
1942 – Germans take Mersa Matruh (WWII)
 A Grant tank on patrol near Mersa Matruh, 26 June 1942.
  
1945 – Luzon Campaign ends (WWII) 
1965 – First major US offensive in Vietnam begins (Vietnam War) 
1972 – Second Battle of Quang Tri begins (Vietnam War) 
2006 – Operation Summer Rains begins (Gaza-Israel conflict)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Today in military history: June 27, 2014


1684 - Battle of Vac (Great Turkish War) 
1693 – Battle of Lagos (Nine Years’ War) (Naval)
 French man-of-war escorted by a Dutch ship in quiet water - By Jacob Gerritz. Loef between 1621 and 1670 
1743 – Battle of Dettingen (War of the Austrian Succession) 
1806 – British occupy Buenos Aires (Anglo-Spanish War of 1796-1808) 
1862 – Battle of Garnett’s and Golding’s Farm begins; Battle of Gaines Mill (US Civil War) 
1864 – Battle of Kennesaw Mountain (US Civil War)

 
Battle of Kenesaw Mountian (sic) - June 27, 1864 - circa 1891.
by Kurz and Allison
 Kenesaw Mountain, Ga., 1864 - by Mathew Brady

1866 – Battle of Langensalza (Austro-Prussian War) 
1874 – Second Battle of Adobe Walls (Red River War)
1915 – Battle of Nasiriyeh begins (WWI) 
1932 – Siamese Revolution of 1932 ends 
1944 – Allies take Cherbourg; British take Rauray; Soviets take Orsha (WWII) 
1950 – US 7th Fleet deploys to protect Taiwan (Korean War) 
1993 – Cruise missile bombing of Baghdad (Iraq)
 November 17, 1993 - A UH-60A Black Hawk (Blackhawk) helicopter flies over a small village in the Kurdish occupied security zone in northern Iraq.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Today in military history: June 26, 2014


1243 – Battle of Kose Dag (Mongol Conquest of Anatolia) 
1402 - Battle of Casalecchio (Italy) 
1570 – Battle of Arnay-le-Duc (French Wars of Religion) 
1673 – Siege of Maastricht ends (Franco-Dutch War)
 A Letter to a Sleeping Soldier - 1655-1660 painting by unknown artist
  
1777 – Battle of Short Hills (American Revolutionary War) 
1794 – Battle of Fleurus (French Revolutionary Wars) 
1781 – Battle of Spencer’s Ordinary (American Revolutionary War) 
1813 – Capture of Hampton, Virginia ends (War of 1812) 
1814 – Battle of St. Leonard’s Creek (War of 1812) (Naval) 
1861 – Battle at Patterson’s Creek (US Civil War) 
1862 – Battle of Beaver Dam Creek (US Civil War) 
1863 – Battle of Hoover’s Gap ends (US Civil War) 
1876 – Battle of the Little Bighorn ends (Great Sioux War of 1876-1877) 
1918 – Battle of Belleau Wood ends (WWI) 
1932 – Siamese Revolution of 1932 begins 
1944 – South Africans take Chiusi, Italy; Soviets take Zhlobin (WWII)
 Men of 12 Platoon, 'B' Company, 6th Royal Scots Fusiliers take cover in St Manvieu during Operation 'Epsom', Normandy, 26 June 1944.

 Led by their piper, men of 7th Seaforth Highlanders, 15th (Scottish) Division advance during Operation 'Epsom' in Normandy, 26 June 1944.
  
1948 – Berlin Airlift begins (Cold War) (Air) 
1950 – Evacuation of Inchon (Korean War) 
1952 – Raids on Yalu River end (Korean War) (Air)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Today in military history: June 25, 2014


524 – Battle of Vezeronce (France) 
841 - Battle of Fontenoy (Carolingian Civil War)
 Battle of Fontenoy - About 1460 by Jean Fouquet

1386 - Battle of Brentelle (Italy) 
1569 - Battle of La Roche l'Abeille (French Wars of Religion) 
1629 – Battle of Trzciana (Polish-Swedish War 1626-1629) 
1813 – Capture of Hampton, Virginia begins (War of 1812) 
1857 – Siege of Cawnpore ends (Indian Rebellion of 1857) 
1862 – Battle of Oak Grove (US Civil War) 
1876 – Battle of the Little Bighorn begins (Great Sioux War of 1876-1877) 
1944 – US takes Piombino, Italy (WWII); Battle of Tali-Ihantala begins (Continuation War) 
1945 – US takes Tuguegarag, Philippines (WWII) 
1947 – Campaign to the North of Baoding begins (Chinese Civil War) 
1948 – Hebei-Rehe-Chahar Campaign ends (Chinese Civil War) 
1950 – North Korea invades South Korea (Korean War)
 Overhead view of the U.S. aircraft carrier USS Valley Forge (CV-45) underway, with various aircraft of Carrier Air Group Five (CVG-5) on deck. Visible are (from stern to bow) Seven Grumman F9F-2 Panther (of fighter squadrons VF-51 and VF-52), plus one forward, 10 Douglas AD-4 Skyraiders (from attack squadron VA-55), and about twelve Vought F4U-4B Corsairs (from VF-53 and VF-54). Valley Forge as on a regular deployment to the Western Pacific beginning on 1 May 1950, and was visiting Hong Kong, when the Korean War broke out on 25 June 1950. Up to December she was then engaged in war operations. 
(From Wikimedia Commons)

A U.S. Air Force Douglas C-54 Skymaster transport burning in South Korea in June 1950. North Korean fighters destroyed a C-54 at Kimpo airfield on 25 June and one at Suwon airfield on 29 June.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Today in military history: June 24, 2014


1128 - Battle of Sao Mamede (Portugal) 
1258 –Battle of Acre ends (First Venetian-Genoese War) (Naval) 
1340 – Battle of Sluys (Hundred Years’ War) (Naval)
 1885 illustration - Battle of Sluys (1340)


1525 – Battle of Pfeddersheim ends (German Peasants’ War) 
1622 – Battle of Macau ends (Dutch-Portuguese War) (Naval) 
1667 – Raid on the Medway ends (Second Anglo-Dutch War) (Naval) 
1675 – Assault on Swansea (King Philip’s War) 
1779 – Great Siege of Gibraltar begins (American Revolutionary War) 
1812 –French invasion of Russia begins (Napoleonic Wars also Patriotic War of 1812) 
1813 – Battle of Beaver Dams (War of 1812) 
1821 – Battle of Carabobo (Venezuelan War of Independence) 
1839 – Battle of Nezib (Second Turko-Egyptian War) 
1854 – Siege of Silistra ends (Crimean War) 
1859 – Battle of Solferino (Second Italian War of Independence)
 The French conquered the cemetery of Solferino, June 24, 1859. By Eleuterio Pagliano

 Episode in the Battle of Solferino
  
1863 – Battle of Hoover’s Gap begins (US Civil War) 
1864 – Battle of Saint Mary’s Church (also Samaria Church) (US Civil War) 
1898 – Battle of Las Guasimas (Spanish-American War) 
1941 – Germans take Kaunas and Vilnius (WWII) 
1942 – German destruction of Levzasky, Czechoslavakia (WWII)
 1992 – Operation Corridor 92 begins (Bosnian War)
 The Bosnian Civil War- British Forces With the United Nations Protection Force in Bosnia and Croatia, 1992 - 1995.  A Royal Military Police sergeant, carrying an SA 80 rifle, monitors Route TRIANGLE, a series of mountain tracks between Tomislavgrad (formerly Duvno) and Prozor, as a United Nations UNHCR humanitarian aid convoy waits to move forward on its journey to Vitez.  Dated between 1992 and 1995.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Today in military history: June 23, 2014


1258 –Battle of Acre begins (First Venetian-Genoese War) (Naval) 
1287 - Battle of the Counts (War of the Sicilian Vespers) (Naval) 
1525 – Battle of Pfeddersheim begins (German Peasants’ War)  
1558 – Siege of Thionville ends (Italian Wars)
 16th century glaives (from Wikimedia Commons)
1757 – Battle of Plassey (Seven Years’ War) 
1758 – Battle of Krefeld (Seven Years’ War) 
1780 – Battle of Springfield (American Revolutionary War) 
1863 – Tullahoma Tennessee Campaign begins (US Civil War) 
1864 – Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road ends (US Civil War) 
1865 – Federal blockade of Southern States formally ended (US Civil War)
 "Destruction of Whale Ships off Cape Thaddeus Arctic Ocean June 23 1865 
by the Conft Stmr Shenandoah" 
  
1915 – First Battle of the Isonzo begins (WWI) 
1918 – Battle of Piave River ends (WWI) 
1919 – Battle of Wenden ends (Estonian War of Independence, Latvian War of Independence) 
1941 – Battle of Brody begins (WWII) 
1944 – British take St Honorina (WWII) 
1952 – Raids on Yalu River begin (Korean War) (Air) 
1998 – Battle of Belacevac Mine begins (Kosovo War)
 21 December 2000 - Canadian CF-18 Hornet aircraft depart Aviano Air Base, Italy, after contributing 2,600 combat flying hours in support of NATO Operation ALLIED FORCE, and engaging in reconnaissance and surveillance in support of Operation ECHO. ALLIED FORCE objective was to degrade and damage the military and security structure of President Milosevic. Operation ECHO were patrols over either Bosnia-Herzegovina or Kosovo. The Canadiens arrived at Aviano in June of 1998. (From Wikimedia Commons)

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Today in military history: June 22, 2014


217 BC - Battle of Raphia (Fourth Syrian War) 
168 BC - Battle of Pydna (Third Macedonian War)
 Chalcidian type helmets worn by Thracians,mid 4th century BC and older forms
  
1402 - Battle of Nesbit Moor (Anglo-Scottish Wars) Battle of Bryn Glas (also Pilleth) (Glyndwr Rising)  
1476 - Battle of Morat (Burgundian Wars) 
1497 – Battle of Blackheath (Wars of the Roses) 
1481 – Battle of Yenisehir (Ottoman Wars in the Near East) 
1487 –Siege of Sarzana ends (Italy) 
1593 - Battle of  Sisek (Ottoman Wars in Europe) 
1622 –Battle of Macau begins (Dutch-Portuguese War) (Naval)
 Card-Playing Soldiers - Painting about 1625 to 1630 by Willem Cornelisz Duyster

1636 - Battle of Tornavento (Franco-Spanish War of 1635-1659) 
1679 – Battle of Bothwell Bridge (Scottish Covenanter Wars) 
1807 – Battle of Athos ends (Russo-Turkish War 1806-1812) (Naval) 
1813 – Battle of Craney Island (War of 1812) 
1864 – Battle of Kolb’s Farm (US Civil War) 
1940 – Battle of France ends (WWII) 
1941 – Operation Barbarossa begins; Battle of Bialystok-Minsk begins (WWII) 
1944 – US takes Mount Tipo Pale, Marianas; Operation Bagration begins (WWII) 
1945 –Battle of Okinawa ends (WWII) 
1946 – Campaign of the North China Plain Pocket begins (Chinese Civil War) 
1971 – Attack on Fire Base Fuller (Vietnam War) 
1989 – Cease fire in Angola Civil War
 1 April 1983 - Soviet and East Bloc military advisors in Angola.