It was the least well know operation of the war. But it was the 2nd largest and the most successful of the entire war (operationdragoon.org). Forces began to invade the coast of Southern France, capturing the French ports of Toulon and Marseilles. This lead a push north to the Rhone Valley essentially making a supply route for support to the Northern troops. At the conclusion of Operation Dragoon, the Allies sustained around 17,000 killed and wounded.
I. The men that can work, execute, and kill, on sea, air, and land are known as the SEALs. This group was created in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy as a small military team to do unconventional warfare. They may not have the most people in their group, but they execute better than anyone. In World War two there was a group named “The Frogmen” that are similar to the SEALs today but they were not an official group.
It was early in the morning when the largest seaborne invasion began and was underway. The invasion started on Tuesday 6, 1944, and the invasion was carried out by the allies and their aim was to capture Normandy during operation Overlord in World War II. This decisive plan was planned from the beginning of May, but the actual invasion was planned for the day of June 5th, but this plan was shot down because of the bad weather that was occurring. Within this invasion there were thousand of troops and vehicles in use. For the allies there were 156,000 Allied troops, 5,000 ships and landing crafts, 50,000 vehicles, 11,000 aircrafts, and 13,000 paratroopers with only 50 miles of Coastline.
The 82 day long battle lasted from 1st April to 22nd June 1945. This battle ended with 24000 deaths. The largest sea-land-air battle in history and last battle in the Pacific. Okinawa is the biggest island of the Ryuku archipelago, even though it only measures 60 miles in length. Surprisingly this island in southern Japan, is one of the most strategical places to attack Japan.
The Invasion of Normandy, also known as D-day. It took place on June 6 1944, and was the largest seaborne invasion to ever take place (Preston & Hazell). This invasion took over a year of planning. The shortest route between England and Germany was Pas De Calais (Foot). Before the invasion a dummy army was created and placed in Southeast England to convinvce the germans the attack was coming at pas de calais (Foot).
It also had dusty grey top soil and yellow sandy subsoil that made it easier (easy) for tunnels to collapse. This camp was pretty escape-proof, but what the Germans didn’t know was that they put some of the most intelligent escape artists all in the same camp. use this in the trainistion for 2-3 The leader of the escape was Squadron Leader Roger Bushell who was a captive RAF (Royal Air Force) officer. His plan was to dig three tunnels at the same time and to get 200 men out in one attempt. Bushell’s code name was Big-X and the three tunnels’ code names were Tom, Dick, Harry.
When you join the military, the equipment you use is definitely unlike what you would see “back home”. The United States military is one of the largest and most advanced military forces in the entire world. The iteration of the the gear soldiers are equipped with keeps them above the competition and safer from natural elements. The strategies of U.S. armies have been supported by much more informed information available from spy satellites, the GPS, and televisions and hidden by stealth technologies. The equipment normal soldiers wore and fought with were upgraded to deal with cold weather and to be more efficient for combat.
They trained him to command PT boats that were overhyped by the Navy. Lieutenant Commander John Bulkley used them to “attract aggressive young officers to join the service… [but] Buckley had vastly exaggerated the importance and success of PTs” (87). It also had the potential to take a huge toll on Jack’s health. One sailor said that “riding in a PT was like staying upright on a bucking bronco” (88). Obviously these aren’t ideal recovery conditions for a man who’s had back surgery a few months prior.
These boats were “small, fast vessels that charged into close range of enemy ships to deliver a torpedo shot” (32). His first real chance to see parts of Asia and the South Pacific was when he was sent to the Solomon Islands in 1943. There he was given command of his own PT boat, the PT 109. His bravery was also shown through him saving several of his fellow sailors’ lives after they were shipwrecked. On August 2, 1943, Kennedy’s PT 109 was among five other boats that were sent out to make a night patrol of the Blackett Strait.
The Battle of Holtzwihr thus is a significant battle for many Americans, but especially for those in Audie Murphy’s unit. Audie, a nineteen year old lead ten older men into battle, however the unexpected happened to them; They were surprised by an attack against a large German squad of 250. Young Audie Murphy knew their chances of surviving were very low, however, that did not stop him from trying with all he had to keep his men safe. Murphy instructed his men to retreat into the tree line while he phoned the Allied artillery. Yet, nearby a shell from the opposing side hit a tank destroyer and set it ablaze, Murphy without thinking jumped on the destroyer and began to use its machine gun turret which happened to still be intact.
One of the pirates grabbed an ax and began chopping away. After two of the three masts fell, the pirates and the captive crew all huddled together in desperation to hear one of the literate men on the ship The pirates and sailors on the Mary Anne were relieved when daybreak arrived. The ship ran a ground on a small island south of Eastham, and it being low tide they could actually jump down from the ship onto dry ground. The pirates picked up at the point where they were so rudely interrupted by continuing to drink down the wine that survived the storm. Samuel Bellamy died on April 26,1717 His fleet was hit by an intense storm, completely capsizing and destroying his ship, the Whydah.