Monday, September 8, 2014

Today in military history: September 9, 2014

9 – (about Sept 9) Battle of the Teutoburg Forest (Roman-Germanic Wars) 
871 – Battle of Basra ends (Zanj Rebellion) 
1141 – Battle of Qatwan (Uzbekistan area) 
1493 – Battle of Krbava Field (Ottoman wars in Europe) 
1513 – Battle of Flodden Field (War of the League of Cambrai) 
1632 – Battle of the Alte Veste (Thirty Years’ War) 
1810 – Second Battle of Batin (Russo-Turkish War of 1806-1812) 
1855 – Siege of Sevastopol ends (Crimean War) 
1864 - Wheeler’s raid ends (US Civil War) 
1876 – Battle of Slim Buttes (Great Sioux War of 1876) 
1916 – Battle of Ginchy (WWI) 
1929 – Sino-Soviet conflict of 1929 ends 
1939 – Battle of Bzura begins; Battle of Hel begins (WWII)
 German Heinkel He 111 planes bombing Warsaw in 1939

Public execution of Polish hostages in German-occupied Bydgoszcz. 
8th or 9th September 1939

About 300 Polish prisoners of war executed by the soldiers of the German 15th motorized infantry regiment in Ciepielów on September 9th, 1939

1940 – Major German-English air battle (Air) (WWII) 
1943 – Major Allied landings in Salerno and Taranto, Italy begin (partly Naval); Soviets take Bakhmach (WWII)
 Grenadiers during the defense of Rome at Porta San Paolo, September 9, 1943
U-boat prisoners disembarking from HMS REVENGE at Greenock in Scotland, 
9 September 1943.

The U.S. Navy light cruiser USS Philadelphia (CL-41) and a motor minesweeper (YMS) making a smoke screen to cover the landing area at Salerno, Italy, from German air attack, circa 9 September 1943.

1944 – Candians take Bruges; French take Beaune, Le Creusot and Autun (WWII)
 Members of the 2d Infantry Division advance under machine gun fire into the outskirts of Brest, France. 9 September 1944
1945 – Battle of Lishi ends; Pingdu Campaign begins (Chinese Civil War) 
1965 – Operation PIRANHA ends (Vietnam War) 
1967 - Operation CORONADO IV ends (Vietnam War)

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