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Today in World War II History—December 27, 1939 & 1944

Hungarian troops man a 7.5 cm Pak 40 antitank gun in a Budapest suburb, Nov 1944 (German Federal Archive: Bild 146-1986-064-15)

Hungarian troops man a 7.5 cm Pak 40 antitank gun in a Budapest suburb, Nov 1944 (German Federal Archive: Bild 146-1986-064-15)

80 Years Ago—December 27, 1939: US State Department protests British removal and censorship of US mail from neutral ships.

75 Years Ago—Dec. 27, 1944: Soviets encircle Budapest, Hungary, beginning 102-day siege.