World War 2 violence in Nijmegen.

On February 22nd, 1944 the people of the Dutch  town of Nijmegen were subjected to an attack which killed more than 750 civilians. One would assume that this awful attack was carried out by the German occupiers , but that was not the case. The attack was carried out by B-24 bombers of the 446thContinue reading “World War 2 violence in Nijmegen.”

October 5,1942- The Bombing of Geleen.

October 5th,1942, was one of the darkest if not the darkest days of WWII for my hometown of Geleen, at the time it was a small mining town in the south east of the Netherlands, in the province of Limburg. Shortly after 21.30 the alarms sounded,warning the population of an imminent attack. The bombing  didContinue reading “October 5,1942- The Bombing of Geleen.”

May 10 1940-An eventful day.

May 10 1940 must have been one of the busiest and chaotic days in WWII.I won’t go to deep into the details because most of the events are well documented, however not everyone might know that these events happened on the same day. The invasion of the Benelux(Belgium,Netherlands, Luxembourg) On the 10th May, 1940, theContinue reading “May 10 1940-An eventful day.”

Imber friendly fire incident

The Imber friendly fire incident took place on the 13 April 1942 at Imber, England, during the Second World War. One of the Royal Air Force fighter aircraft taking part in a firepower demonstration accidentally opened fire on a crowd of spectators, killing 25 and wounding 71. Pilot error and bad weather were blamed forContinue reading “Imber friendly fire incident”

Forgotten History:The Bombing of Zutphen-the Netherlands

    Zutphen is a town in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. It lies some 30 km north-east of Arnhem, on the Eastern bank of the river IJssel at the point where it is joined by the Berkel On the 14th of October 1944,  Zutphen was bombed by the allies At 4 PM three alliedContinue reading “Forgotten History:The Bombing of Zutphen-the Netherlands”

The Sinking of the HMS Oxley

HMS Oxley was the Royal Navy’s first loss in WWII. Today marks the 77th anniversary of that event. You probably are wondering why I am doing a blog about it. Because lets face it , it was war and there were going to be losses. This is true,however, what makes this special is not becauseContinue reading “The Sinking of the HMS Oxley”

Oops! I didn’t mean that to happen.WWII Mistakes-Part 2.

The allied invasion of Kiska When a Japanese task force of 500 marines swiftly invaded the U.S. occupied island of Kiska, the Americans decided to take it back with 35,000 men. On August 15, 1943, an invasion force consisting of 34,426 Allied troops, including elements of the 7th Infantry Division, 4th Infantry Regiment, 87th Mountain InfantryContinue reading “Oops! I didn’t mean that to happen.WWII Mistakes-Part 2.”