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Today in World War II History—Feb. 28, 1943

Norsk Hydro plant in Rjukan, Norway, 1935 (public domain via Norwegian Museum of Cultural History)

Norsk Hydro plant in Rjukan, Norway, 1935 (public domain via Norwegian Museum of Cultural History)

75 Years Ago—Feb. 28, 1943: Norsk Hydro Raid: 10 Norwegian commandos blow up entire German supply of heavy water at Norsk Hydro plant at Rjukan, Norway, delaying German production of nuclear weapons.

Construction of Ledo Road construction crosses border from India into Burma, with goal of reconnecting with China.

Construction begins on first full-scale plutonium production reactor in the world at Hanford, WA.