Today in World War II History—Feb. 22, 1943
75 Years Ago—Feb. 22, 1943: Nazis try and execute Hans & Sophie Scholl, Christoph Probst, and 4 other leaders of White Rose resistance group.
In Norway, Nazi collaborationist Quisling orders conscription of 35,000 Norwegian men for military construction.
Battleship USS Iowa is commissioned, New York Naval Yard, first of four Iowa-class battleships, the last US battleships (currently a museum ship in Long Beach, CA).