Saturday, February 24, 2024

Today in
World War II History

1885 - Admiral Chester Nimitz was born in Fredericksburg, TX. He was a leader for the Allied forces in the Pacific during World War II.

1920 - The Nazi party held its first meeting of importance in Munich, Germany.M

1942 - The U.S. Government stopped shipments of all 12-gauge shotguns for sporting use for the wartime effort.

1942 - The Voice of America (VOA) aired for the first time.

1945 - During World War II, the Philippine capital of Manilla, was liberated by U.S. soldiers.

1945 - Egyptian Premier Ahmed Maher Pasha was killed after reading a decree that declared war on the Axis powers.

1983 - A U.S.congressional commission released a report that condemned the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

Random World War II Quote

"Never in history has the navy landed an army at the planned time and place. But if you land us anywhere within 50 miles of Fedela and within 1 week of D-Day. I'll go ahead and win."
Major General George Patton - November 1942 (Commenting of the North Africa Landings)

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