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Today in World War II History—February 25, 1940 & 1945

M26 Pershing heavy tank of US 9th Armored Division, near Vettweiss, Germany, Mar 1945 (US Army photo)

M26 Pershing heavy tank of US 9th Armored Division, near Vettweiss, Germany, Mar 1945 (US Army photo)

80 Years Ago—February 25, 1940: First Royal Canadian Air Force squadron arrives in Britain.

75 Years Ago—Feb. 25, 1945: US Fifth Fleet carrier aircraft and B-29 bombers strike Tokyo in a devastating raid.

US M26 Pershing tanks are first used in combat in Europe.

Turkey breaks neutrality and declares war on Germany and Japan.

2 Responses to “Today in World War II History—February 25, 1940 & 1945”

  1. Yeoman

    “Turkey breaks neutrality and declares war on Germany and Japan.”

    Reading the tea leaves there.