JAN Meat rationing ends in Australia.
Battle of Monte Cassino starts. The 2 year siege of
Leningrad lifted. US invade Marshall Islands
FEB Marshall Islands captured. Big Week bombing
of German Industry. Operation Brewer opens in Pacific.
MAR Vesuvius erupts. Great Escape from Stalag
APR Japs launch Operation Ichi_Go.
transferred to 1/6 Queens because 11 Bn Royal
Fusiliers is winding down.
MAY Soviets liberate Crimea. Allies occupy Monte
JUN D-Day. 155,000 troops landed on beaches
On 13th June Bob is badly injured during Battle of
Villier-Bocage and by months end is hospitalised at
D-Day - by 30th over 850,000 men, 148,000 vehicles
and 570,000 tons of supplies have been landed. An
incredible logistics feat considering NO computers
to aid the task
#1 Removed month weekly training schedules of 1/6 Queens at
King's Lynn as these are referenced in diary.
##2 Operation Perch (pincer attack to encircle Caen)
failed because of Panzer Tank resistance. See
summary in Operation Goodwood. It took until end of
July to win these objectives.
Allied commanders had not been able to exploit their
potentially decisive advantages in mobility during
June and early July 1944 and the Normandy Bridgehead
was becoming extremely congested.