World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Friday May 15, 1942
Day 988

May 15, 1942: Front page of the News and Chronicle, London, England.
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May 15, 1942: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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Note the report in column 8: "Nazis Claim U.S. Cruiser"
(The report of a U.S. cruiser and destroyer being sunk was untrue.)


May 15, 1942: Front page of The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Mercury, Leeds, England.
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May 15, 1942: Front page of the Western Mail and South Wales News, Cardiff, Wales.
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May 15, 1942: Front page of the Evening Telegraph and Post, Dundee, Scotland.
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Note the photo at bottom: "Thunderbolt Ex-Thetis Brings Home The Bacon"
(As HMS Thetis, the boat sank on June 1, 1939. It was raised and recommissioned as HMS Thunderbolt. As Thunderbolt the boat departed from Malta on Mar. 9, 1943 and was never seen again. To this day, the cause of the loss is disputed.)


May 15, 1942: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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May 15, 1942: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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May 15, 1942: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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May 15, 1942: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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Note the photos at top: "Eagle's Nest Flights Again"


May 15, 1942: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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Note the report in column 3: "Huge U-Boats May Be Answer"
(This “diary” was completely wrong or misinterpreted. German oceangoing submarines averaged about 1,000 to 1,500 tons fully loaded. They never developed a 6,000-ton U-boat.)


May 15, 1942: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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May 15, 1942: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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May 15, 1942: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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May 15, 1942: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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May 15, 1942: Front page of the Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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Note the report in column 7: "Ouster Of Goering Reported By Moscow; Himmler Advances"
(A ”well informed” source in Geneva is claimed to be the origin of this propaganda broadcast by radio Moscow. The report was, as usual, a lie. Reichsmarschall Göring remained in his position until the end of the war.)


May 15, 1942: Front page of The Southern Jewish Weekly, Jacksonville, Florida.
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May 15, 1942: Front page of The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, California.
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May 15, 1942: Front page of the Teltower Kreisblatt, Kreis Teltow, Brandenburg, Germany.
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1. In schneller Verfolgung auf Kertsch.
(In fast pursuit on Kerch.)


May 15, 1942: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Amerikas bitteres Eingeständnis - U-Boot-Krieg schlägt furchtbare Wunden - Vor der USA.-Küste und im Atlantik wieder 113.000 BRT. versenkt.
(America's bitter admission - U-boot war strikes terrible wounds - Off the USA coast and in the Atlantic another 113,000 GRT. sunk.)



   
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