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Today in World War II History—Apr. 17, 1942

Captured French Army General Giraud at the house where he was imprisoned, Germany, 1940-1941 (US National Archives)

Captured French Army General Giraud at the house where he was imprisoned, Germany, 1940-1941 (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—Apr. 17, 1942: French Gen. Henri Giraud escapes from Königstein Castle, Dresden, Germany to Switzerland.

RAF Lancasters fly daylight raid to Augsburg, Germany; 7 of 12 bombers shot down.