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Today in World War II History—February 17, 1940 & 1945

Carrier pilots of the US Fifth Fleet being briefed on their mission to Tokyo aboard an unnamed carrier, 17 Feb 1945 (US National Archives: 208-N-38374)

Carrier pilots of the US Fifth Fleet being briefed on their mission to Tokyo aboard an unnamed carrier, 17 Feb 1945 (US National Archives: 208-N-38374)

80 Years Ago—February 17, 1940: Norway protests Altmark incident (Feb. 16) as violation of her neutrality.

75 Years Ago—Feb. 17, 1945: For the second day in a row, carriers of US Fifth Fleet strike Tokyo, while Fifth Fleet warships bombard Iwo Jima.

Movie premiere of war film Objective, Burma!, starring Errol Flynn.