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Today in World War II History—June 5, 1941

Two Japanese A6M2 Zero fighters en route to attack Nanzheng, China, 26 May 1941 (public domain via Wikipedia)

Two Japanese A6M2 Zero fighters en route to attack Nanzheng, China, 26 May 1941 (public domain via Wikipedia)

80 Years Ago—June 5, 1941: During Japanese air raid on Chongqing, China, 4000 civilians suffocate in a shelter.

UAW begins strike at North American Aviation plant in Inglewood, CA, threatening production of vital aircraft.