Today in History: Battle of Triangle Hill

69 years ago today, October 14th 1952, the Battle of Triangle Hill began. The Battle of Triangle Hill, also known as Operation Showdown was part of UN attempts to gain control of "The Iron Triangle", and took place from 14 October to 25 November 1952. The original plan for Operation Showdown called for simultaneous attacks on both …

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Today in History: Retaking of Guam

77 years ago today, July 21st 1944, The battle to retake Guam began. Part of Operation Forager, the plan to capture the Marianas, the Battle of Guam was conducted by the III Marine Amphibious Corps which consisted of the 3rd Marine Division, 1st Provisional Marine Brigade and the 77th Infantry Division. W-Day began at 0600 …

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Today in History: Saipan

77 years ago today, June 15th 1944, The Battle of Saipan began. A part of the larger Operation Forager it saw the 2nd Marine Division, 4th Marine Division and the 27th Infantry Division involved. The Japanese opposition of the 43rd Division put up a fierce resistance to the initial landings with preregistered artillery and barbed …

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Today in History: D-Day (Commonwealth)

77 years ago today, June 6th 1944, Operation Neptune began. The opening phase of Operation Overlord, saw six infantry divisions landed by sea and three by air totally over 150,000 men. There were a total of five landing beaches, two American, two British and one Canadian. Yesterday I posted some pictures of the US landing …

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