May 30, 1942 - Memorial Day in 1942. Desert Fighting in Libya. U.S. troops in Northern Ireland. Suspected IRA security leaks to Germany. Fighting around Port Moresby in Pacific. U.S. arms arrive in Russia. No holiday for Defense workers. Capitol Hill to consider drafting of married men.
News for May 25, 1942 - Russians regain Kharkov after fierce fighting. Allied Air Raids on Japanese air fields in Rabaul, New Guinea. RAF bombers head for raid on Cologne. Australians working on gasoline replacement. Report from Finland say country on verge of starvation. Capitol Hill looking into gasoline substitutes. Allied Air Superiority predicted by 1943 and war to end by 1944.
April 16, 1945 - the Russians launch the final push to Berlin, coming within 20 miles of the city limits. 633 German planes destroyed in one day, effectively knocking out the Luftwaffe. Patton's 3rd Army reaches Czech border, cutting Germany in half. U.S. 7th Army enters Nuremberg. Tokyo's industrial capacity believed completely destroyed. Air Force reports no more industrial targets left as a result of bombings in Europe. Gen. Eisenhower to announce plans for V-E Day.
February 15,1942 - Rumors British forces in Singapore ask for armistice. Japanese prepare to launch offensive against Palembang, largest oil production site in Far East. German Warships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau cruise English Channel fueling fears of pending invasion of Britain. Russians push West, taking 4 towns and pushing Germans back to old Polish border. Congress calls for stepped up war production. Senate begins inquiry on why synthetic rubber production wasn't stepped up before Pearl Harbor in light of losing rubber supply from Far East. Labor troubles with strikes at largest aluminum production facility in Detroit.
February 9, 1945 - 7 Allied armies advance along a 350 mile front from the Alps to Holland. Canadian 1st Army captures 14 towns. Russian Army launches new offensive against Breslau. Patton's 3rd Army now 8 miles inside Germany. Germans use Jet Fighters for first time. Germans reported to be escaping to neutral countries in droves with many heading to South America. Chinese launch successful counterattacks against Japanese in3 Provinces cutting off major Japanese supply lines. Pacific Front the move to recapture to Philippines continues and reports that Japanese have moved 177 American Prisoners of war including Gen. Wainright to Manchuria.
February 8, 1942 - Japanese step up bombardment of Singapore, 20 American ships sunk so far off coastal waters, Allies bracing for new Axis assaults especially in Pacific, Dairy Farmers threaten to Unionize. America switches to War Time.
News of the day from October 28, 1941. German Army advances within 40 miles of Moscow. Britain and Germany react to FDR's Navy Day Address. Russia and Japan in border clashes. Britain recognizes the newly independent nation of Syria.
News of the day for August 12, 1941. The war in Europe heading east, with the German Army heading into Russia. News reports from various European cities.
News of the day for January 27, 1942 - war news in the Pacific, on the Eastern Front and reports from London.