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Today in World War II History – September 18, 1939 & 1944

70 Years Ago – Sept. 18, 1939: German and Soviet troops link at Brest-Litovsk, Poland.

65 Years Ago – Sept. 18, 1944: In Operation Market Garden, British ground troops link with U.S. 101st Airborne in Eindhoven, Holland.

Today in World War II History – September 17, 1939 & 1944

70 Years Ago – Sept. 17, 1939: Soviet troops (allied with Germany) invade Poland, surrounding Polish troops.
German U-boat U-29 sinks British carrier HMS Courageous off Irish coast; 514 killed.

65 Years Ago – Sept. 17, 1944: Operation Market Garden opens – Allied paratroops land in Nijmegen, Eindhoven, and Arnhem in the Netherlands, with a ground offensive designed to link up with the airborne units.

Today in World War II History – September 26, 1939 & 1944

70 Years Ago – Sept. 16, 1939: First German U-boat attack on a North Atlantic convoy; one ship sunk by U-31.

65 Years Ago – Sept. 16, 1944: U.S. submarine Barb sinks Japanese carrier Unyo in South China Sea.

Today in World War II History – September 12, 1944

65 Years Ago – Sept. 12, 1944: In France, the U.S. Third Army approaching from the west and the U.S. Seventh Army approaching from the south, link near Dijon. The front now runs from the Swiss border to the English Channel.