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Today in World War II History—March 2, 1945

Map depicting the Allied advance to the Rhine River in West-Central Germany and Belgium, 8 Feb-10 Mar 1945 (US Military Academy)

Map depicting the Allied advance to the Rhine River in West-Central Germany and Belgium, 8 Feb-10 Mar 1945 (US Military Academy)

75 Years Ago—March 2, 1945: US Ninth Army crosses into Germany and reaches the Rhine near Düsseldorf.

First USN R4D cargo planes land at Iwo Jima for medical air evacuation, carrying war correspondent Barbara Miller Finch of Reuters, serving as a nurse’s aide to bypass the rule banning female correspondents at the front—she is the first American woman to arrive at Iwo Jima.

The Bayeux Tapestry is returned from the Louvre to its prewar location of Hôtel du Doyen in Bayeux.