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Today in World War II History—April 4, 1941

German troops advancing up the coast road toward British lines, Libya, spring 1941 (German Federal Archives: Bild 1011-782-0049-21)

German troops advancing up the coast road toward British lines, Libya, spring 1941 (German Federal Archives: Bild 1011-782-0049-21)

80 Years Ago—Apr. 4, 1941: German forces under Gen. Erwin Rommel take Benghazi, Libya.

US allows Royal Navy ships to be repaired in US ports.