Saturday, June 6, 2015

6 June - D-Day

Today is the 71st anniversary of D-Day.

Please take a moment to remember the men who died that day.


Here's a good question / answer site about D-Day:



Thanks,


Ronn

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Battle of Midway underway 73 years ago.

It was 73 years ago that the U.S. Navy met and decisively defeated the Imperial Japanese Navy in the Battle of Midway. Many historians, but not all, believe this was the turning point in the Pacific.

Strength
3 carriers
7 heavy cruisers
1 light cruiser
15 destroyers
233 carrier-based aircraft
127 land-based aircraft
16 submarines[1]
4 carriers
2 battleships
2 heavy cruisers
1 light cruiser
12 destroyers
248 carrier-based aircraft[2]
16 floatplanes

Did not participate in battle:
2 light carriers
5 battleships
4 heavy cruisers
2 light cruisers
~35 support ships
Casualties and losses
1 carrier sunk
1 destroyer sunk
~150 aircraft destroyed
307 killed[3]
4 carriers sunk
1 heavy cruiser sunk
1 heavy cruiser damaged
248 aircraft destroyed[4]
3,057 killed[5]

Real-time Earth and Moon phase