Today in World War II History—February 3, 1940 & 1945
80 Years Ago—February 3, 1940: New song in Top Ten: “In the Mood,” made famous by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra.
75 Years Ago—Feb. 3, 1945: 1003 B-17s of the US Eighth Air Force bomb Berlin, destroying Nazi “People’s Court,” killing Roland Freisler, the brutal judge in the Nazi “People’s Court,” and destroying evidence against remaining conspirators in July 20 Hitler assassination plot, sparing many lives.
On Luzon in the Philippines, US Sixth Army enters Manila, and US airborne troops liberate 3700 civilian internees at Santo Tomas.