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