Recently people have been joining me on my Sunday Walks in Downtown Albany. Typically, I walk in Albany when I'm scheduled as a tour guide on the USS Slater. A slide show and a map are detailed at this blog entry. I plan on walking on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. You can contact me at:

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

This day, seventy years ago, 06/24/1942

The next day I will be available for tours is Sunday, 06/24/2012. If it's a Sunny day I start with a walk around Albany (approx. 5K, 3+ miles) at 9:00 AM. Visitors are welcome to tag along but please send me an email.  btw - I have to leave early this Sunday (2:30 PM).

Seventy years ago on this day, Wednesday, June 24rd, 1942 (during the Battle of the Atlantic three merchant ships were sunk): the American steam tug John R. Williams struck a mine and sank off Cape May, New Jersey; the unescorted British steam merchant Willimantic was sunk by gunfire by the U-156; and the unescorted Yugoslavian steam merchant Ljubica Matkovic was torpedoed and sunk by the U-404.

On June 24th, 1942 there were 73 U-Boats at Sea (Events this day - U-Boat Net).

On June 24th, 1942,  in Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia the village of Ležáky was completely razed to the ground for reprisal for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich (Butcher of Prague).

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