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Today in World War II History—June 16, 1940 & 1945

Yuza-Dake Hill, under attack by US 382nd Infantry, 96th Division. Tanks are working on the caves and tunnel system at base of ridge, June 1945 (US Army Center of Military History)

Yuza-Dake Hill, under attack by US 382nd Infantry, 96th Division. Tanks are working on the caves and tunnel system at base of ridge, June 1945 (US Army Center of Military History)

80 Years Ago—June 16, 1940: French Prime Minister Paul Reynaud resigns, replaced by Marshal Philippe Pétain.

The Curie Laboratory in France transfers 410 lb of Norwegian heavy water to the British.

75 Years Ago—June 16, 1945: US Tenth Army takes Yuza-Dake Hill on Okinawa.

“Bell Bottom Trousers” becomes the final military-themed song to hit the charts in WWII.

2 Responses to “Today in World War II History—June 16, 1940 & 1945”

  1. Crystal

    I find the information you give very interesting and informative. I’m very curious, have you ever visited any of these sites for research?
    It’s strange, I’m no history buff but I like to see what happened in history.

    • Sarah Sundin

      Hi Crystal! I have visited many WWII sites – but definitely not all. I like to see where history happened as well.