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Today in World War II History—June 13, 1940 & 1945

Soldier of the Australian 2/43rd Battalion armed with an Owen Gun in a bomber dispersal bay at Labuan airstrip, Brunei, Borneo, 10 June 1945. (Australian War Memorial: 018637)

Soldier of the Australian 2/43rd Battalion armed with an Owen Gun in a bomber dispersal bay at Labuan airstrip, Brunei, Borneo, 10 June 1945. (Australian War Memorial: 018637)

80 Years Ago—June 13, 1940: Germans take Le Havre, France, and enter Paris suburbs.

First naval skirmish in Mediterranean in WWII: British sub Odin attacks Italian cruisers Fiume and Gorizia.

75 Years Ago—June 13, 1945: Australians take Brunei on Borneo.

Japanese resistance ends in the Oroku sector of Okinawa; Japanese commander Adm. Minoru Ota commits suicide.

US Sixth Army drives into the Cagayan Valley on Luzon in the Philippines.