Gunner with .30 cal. machine gun in U.S. Navy aircraft, Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, TX. August 1942.
Today in WW II: 30 Aug 1941 German Lorenz SZ40 teleprinter operator sent a 4,000 character message twice, allowing British mathematician Bill Tutte and others at Bletchley Park to decipher the machine's coding mechanism. More↓
30 Aug 1942 Germany formally annexes Luxembourg to the German Reich, triggering a general strike the next day protesting German Army conscription. 30 Aug 1942 Battle of Alam el Halfa, between Rommel's German force and British Commenwealth troops under Montgomery, south of El Alamein, the end of last major Axis offensive of their Western Desert campaign [30 Aug-5 Sep]. 30 Aug 1944 Last remnants of German forces retreat across the Seine River, bringing Operation Overlord to a successful conclusion. Visit the Olive-Drab.com World War II Timeline for day-by-day events 1939-1945! See also WW2 Books.
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USMC 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, NC, loading an M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank onto a US Navy Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) for transport to a dock landing ship as part of Expeditionary Strike Group Eight (ESG-8), 5 November 2005.
US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet, Strike Fighter Squadron 41 (VFA-41), Black Aces, Naval Air Station Lemoore, CA, conducts a mission over the Persian Gulf, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles on the wingtips, 13 September 2005.