Today in World War II History—April 15, 1940 & 1945
80 Years Ago—April 15, 1940: Germans appoint a council to run the Norwegian government.
Off Narvik, Norway, British destroyers Brazen and Fearless sink German submarine U-49; documents about the Enigma machine float to the surface and are captured by the British.
75 Years Ago—Apr. 15, 1945: In Germany, British liberate Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
US Eighth Air Force B-17 & B-24 heavy bombers hit German strongpoints in Royan, France, with the Eighth Air Force’s only use of napalm during the war.