Daily Archives: August 20, 2010


The 79th Division successfully established the first bridgehead across the Seine today, 20 August, 1944. The Division, including the 313th Regiment, will remain in a defensive position for a while, waiting for the rest of the Army to catch up.

WWII Journal: Paul Farnum, 20 August 1944


The Second World War spurred further innovation in RF-based navigation. The first wide-scale deployment of an RF-based location system was the Long Range Navigation or “LORAN.” LORAN was an evolution from a shorter range British system called “GEE.” Like GEE, LORAN employed synchronized impulse signal transmissions from paired transmit towers. […]

RTLS: The Invention of the Long Range Navigation (LORAN) System