Saturday, June 14, 2014

Today in military history: June 15, 2014

1219 - Battle of Lyndanisse (Northern Crusades) 
1275 - Battle of Ponte di San Procolo (Conflict between the Guelphs and Ghibellines) 
1429 – Battle of Meung-sur-Loire (Hundred Years’ War) 
1567 - Battle of Carberry Hill (Mary, Queen of Scots Civil War) 
1808 – First Siege of Zaragoza begins (Peninsular War)
 1808 - Miguel Salamero, Heroic defender of Zaragoza
1813 – Second raid at Charlotte, NY (War of 1812) 
1847 – Second Battle of Tabasco begins (also Villahermosa) (Mexican-American War) (partly Naval) 
1862 – J.E.B. Stuart ends reconnaissance around Army of Potomac (US Civil War) 
1863 – Second Battle of Winchester ends (US Civil War) 
1864 – Second Battle of Petersburg begins (US Civil War) 
1904 – Battle of Te-li-ssu ends (Russo-Japanese War); Battle of Bekeriyah (Saudi-Rashidi War) 
1918 – Battle of Piave River begins (WWI) 
1940 – Soviets occupy Kaunas and Vilnius; Germans take Strasbourg and Verdun (WWII) 
1941 – Battle of Sidon ends; Operation Battleaxe begins (WWII) 
1944 – Battle of Saipan begins (WWII)  
1948 – Western Tai’an Campaign ends (Chinese Civil War) 
1953 – 910 Navy and Marine Corps aircraft sorties set a single day combined record (Air); Assault at Kumsong ends  (Korean War)
 June 1953 - A U.S. Navy Vought F4U-4 Corsair from Fighter Squadron 44 (VF-44) "Hornets" taking off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Boxer (CVA-21) for a strike into North Korea in June of 1953.
2007 – Battle of Gaza ends (Fatah-Hamas conflict); Battle of Chora begins (War in Afghanistan)
 July 6, 2007 - Eight Qassam launchers, seven equipped with 
operating systems and one armed and ready to launch, were uncovered 
during a counter-terrorism operation in northern Gaza.
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Author: Israel Defense Forces

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