Myron - The Dutch Historian

Mainly WWI and WWII history daily to educate and to learn from its mistakes
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80 years have passed since American, British and Canadian troops, along with some other nationalities, stormed the beaches of Normandy. Operation Overlord had begun..What does this mean to you?.Let us not forget those who fought for freedom. Lest we forget..Comment - Tag - Share - Follow.#dday #d...
On the night of June 5th, 1944, more than 800 C-47 transport aircraft carrying over 13,000 paratroopers crossed the English Channel. These spearheads would secure key crossroads behind enemy lines and silence artillery guns. The use of airborne troops was a big unknown to Eisenhower, who feared t...
3 June morning, 1942. The ship USS Gillis urgently sent a message to William Updegraff, commander of the Alaskan naval base Dutch Harbor: The Japanese are attacking Alaska..The Americans had known for a few days that two Japanese aircraft carriers and five destroyers were sailing around the Alask...
Japanese Raid on Madagascar ___On May 29th, 1942, Japanese submarines I-10, I-16, and I-20 arrived along the coast of Madagascar. Three weeks prior the British had been battling French Vichy forces for control over the island of Madagascar. The Japanese wanted control over the island to use it as...
I turned 25 years old today. .#birthday #birthdayparty #birthdaycelebration #happybirthday #25 #25years #25yearsold
On this day in history, the Georgian Uprising ended..The Georgian Uprising, or the Ruski War, was a large-scale mutiny at the end of World War II of Georgian troops, part of the Wehrmacht, on the Dutch island Texel. The rebellion turned against the losing Germans. It started at the night of 5 to ...
Colonel Clarence Bud Emil Anderson (born on 13 January 1922) was a retired officer in theUnited States Air Force, a WWII Triple Ace fighter pilot and a veteran military experimental test pilot. He passed away at 102 years old on 17 May 2024..During WWII, Bud served two combat tours escorting heav...
15 May 1940 is known as the day on which the Netherlands capitulated. The Germans had obtained control over the Netherlands, except over the province of Zeeland. It kept fighting and only surrendered two days later, on 17 May..When General Winkelman signed the capitulation of the Netherlands, Zee...
15 May 1940. The Netherlands capitulates: Utrecht is saved, but the Netherlands lost..When 84 years ago the Dutch soldiers laid down their weapons and surrendered to the German Army, the city of Utrecht was spared a horrible fate..The day before, the city center of Rotterdam had been almost compl...
The bombing of Rotterdam was carried out on 14 May 1940, at 13:27 by German bombers in the context of the invasion of the Netherlands. The 13 minute bombing destroyed almost the entire historic city center, partly due to the fires that started. An estimated 650 to 900 people died, and about 80,00...
At the outbreak of WWII, Dutch marines were located in the Netherlands, the Dutch East Indies, the Netherlands Antilles and Suriname. Some played an impressive role in the defense of the Maas bridges in Rotterdam: A marine unit, preparing to be shipped to the Dutch East Indies, successfully defen...