Today in World War II History—March 16, 1940 & 1945
80 Years Ago—March 16, 1940: Luftwaffe bombs Scapa Flow, and the first British civilian is killed (James Isbister, age 27).
75 Years Ago—Mar. 16, 1945: Soviets launch offensive toward Vienna.
Air base opens on Iwo Jima for P-47 and P-51 fighter planes to escort B-29 bombers.