Monday, July 28, 2014

Today in military history: July 29, 2104

1014 - Battle of Kleidion (also Clidium) (Byzantine-Bulgarian Wars) 
1030 - Battle of Stiklestad (Norway)
 Illustration from 1390 - the death of King Olaf II

1361 - Battle of San Ruffillo (Italy) 
1693 – Battle of Landen (Nine Years’ War) 
1702 – Battle of Hummelshof (Great Northern War) 
1813 – Raid on Burlington Beach; Raids on Lake Champlain begin (War of 1812) 
1846 – San Diego, California taken (Mexican-American War) (partly Naval)  
1862 –Battle of Bollinger’s Mills (US Civil War) 
1864 – Battle of Deep Bottom (also Darbytown, Strawberry Plains or New Market Road) ends (US Civil War) 
1942 – Japanese take Kokoda, New Guinea; Germans take Proletarskaya (WWII)
 1942 photo - Executions of Kiev Jews by German army mobile killing units (Einsatzgruppen) near Ivangorod Ukraine. The original German inscription on the back of the photograph reads, "Ukraine 1942, Jewish Action [operation], Ivangorod."

Photo from summer of 1942 - Anti-Soviet Russian volunteers supporting the German troops as partisan hunters, Demyansk/Kholm-area (Novgorod Oblast) 1942.  
Photo has handwritten notice at the back: Partisanenjäger / Meine Kameraden (partisan hunters / My comrads). 

1945 – USS Indianapolis sunk after delivering atom bomb to Marianas air base (WWII) (Naval) 
 The U.S. Navy hospital ship USS Tranquillity (AH-14) arrives at Guam, carrying survivors of the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35), 8 August 1945.
1946 – Battle of Anping (Chinese Civil War) 
1947 – Nanma-Linqu Campaign ends (Chinese Civil War) 
1967 – USS Forrestal fire (Vietnam War)

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