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Today in World War II History—June 6, 1940 & 1945

German advance to the Seine River in France, June 4-12, 1940 (US Military Academy)

German advance to the Seine River in France, June 4-12, 1940 (US Military Academy)

80 Years Ago—June 6, 1940: French begin to evacuate children from Paris as Germans advance.

British ban production of many household goods and ban radio ownership by Germans and Austrians.

F6F Hellcats launching over the stern of carrier USS Hornet as the carrier steamed in reverse at 18.5 knots, avoiding the typhoon damage to the leading edge of the flight deck, 6 Jun 1945 (US Navy photo)

F6F Hellcats launching over the stern of carrier USS Hornet as the carrier steamed in reverse at 18.5 knots, avoiding the typhoon damage to the leading edge of the flight deck, 6 Jun 1945 (US Navy photo)

75 Years Ago—June 6, 1945: Despite damage from the previous day’s typhoon, US Navy Task Force 38 aircraft support ground troops at Okinawa and down 20 Japanese aircraft.

Japanese forces in southern China retreat to Kweilin.

One Response to “Today in World War II History—June 6, 1940 & 1945”

  1. Thomas S. Hoade

    My aunt Florence went by the name Flossie so I was touched by your book. I did not know her but I know that she flew B-25s to England and was shot down and lost near Iceland. My mother Helen, was a wave working on island invasion preparations and my dad Tom, was a medic and wounded on D-Day. He later worked on the Manhattan project. Thank you!