February 1943 (2)

Pacific Paratrooper

"Warm Reception" by Jim Dietz of the Guadalcanal Cactus Air Force. “Warm Reception” by Jim Dietz of the Guadalcanal Cactus Air Force.

7-18 February – Chiang Kai-shek agreed to use his forces in the Burma campaign, but as usual, this was in exchange for a promise of even more US financial aid.  Mahatma Gandhi started his 21-day hunger strike in India in his non-violent opposition to British policies in his country.

Chindits 1943 Chindits 1943

The 47th and 55th Indian Brigades were beaten back at Donbaik in the Arakan peninsula.  The Chindits opposed the enemy for the first time on the 18th in Burma and advanced.  They managed to cut the Japanese railroad line between Mandalay and Myitkyina.

New Guinea New Guinea

12 February – the Allies initiated the Elkton Plan; a campaign designed by MacArthur to eject the Japanese from New Guinea, New Britain and the Solomons.  This would isolate the enemy headquarters at Rabaul.  (The original plan included capturing Rabaul, but was scrapped…

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Drone takes tour of NYC’s 2nd Avenue subway line

We have been providing a lot of coverage of New York’s Second Avenue Subway. Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3

We have also been covering DRONES like Amazon’s drone and the drone shot down by a property owner.

28 Oct 2014, Leipzig, Germany --- A drone with an Amazon package floats in front of the Amazon logistics center in Leipzig, Germany, 28 October 2014. The drone symbolically brings a labor contract to the strikers. The Verdi trade union is striking against this and four other Amazon locations in Germany. Photo: PETER ENDIG/dpa --- Image by © Peter Endig/dpa/Corbis

Now the two are coming together!

Recently a drone flew the length of the under-construction Second Avenue Subway.