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Today in World War II History—January 3, 1940 & 1945

Men of US 290th Infantry Regiment, 75th Infantry Division near Amonines, Belgium, 4 Jan 1945 (US Army photo)

Men of US 290th Infantry Regiment, 75th Infantry Division near Amonines, Belgium, 4 Jan 1945 (US Army photo)

80 Years Ago—January 3, 1940: Finland bans smorgasbords to conserve food.

President Roosevelt calls for $1.8 billion in defense appropriations.

75 Years Ago—Jan. 3, 1945: In the Battle of the Bulge, US First Army begins offensive on the north flank of the Bulge.

US Navy organizes a hunter-killer group (escort carrier and destroyers/destroyer escorts) to intercept a U-boat believed to be bound for New York with V-weapons (a false report).

2 Responses to “Today in World War II History—January 3, 1940 & 1945”

  1. Joel Miller

    Hi, Sarah! In the photo caption, is “29th Infantry Regiment” correct? I believe that should be “290th Infantry Regiment.” Best, Joel.

    • Sarah Sundin

      Hi Joel. 29th was the original caption. But I just did a check – and you’re right. The 290th belonged to the 75th Division, not the 29th. I’ll change the caption. Thank you for catching that!