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Today in World War II History—December 30, 1939 & 1944

Brig. Gen. Anthony McAuliffe and Lt. Col. Harry Kinnard II at Bastogne, Belgium, late Dec 1944 (US War Dept. photo)

Brig. Gen. Anthony McAuliffe and Lt. Col. Harry Kinnard II at Bastogne, Belgium, late Dec 1944 (US War Dept. photo)

75 Years Ago—December 30, 1939: Movie premiere of Of Mice and Men, starring Burgess Meredith, Betty Field, and Lon Chaney Jr.

75 Years Ago—Dec. 30, 1944: Germans attack Bastogne, Belgium, but US forces hold firm.

Second German spy (Erich Gimpel) who landed in Maine by U-boat on November 29 is arrested by the FBI in New York City; William Colepaugh had turned himself in on December 26.