Today in World War II History—April 24, 1940 & 1945
80 Years Ago—April 24, 1940: Germans appoint Josef Terboven as Reich Commissar of Norway.
US Naval Attaché Lt. Cdr. Ole Hagen escorts American civilians from Oslo, Norway into neutral Sweden.
75 Years Ago—Apr. 24, 1945: On Okinawa, US Tenth Army breaches Japanese defenses at the Shuri Line, and Marines take Kakazu Ridge.
Blackout is lifted in Britain except certain coastal areas.