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Today in World War II History—March 21, 1940 & 1945

Ohka at Planes of Fame Museum, Chino, CA, November 2014 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

Ohka at Planes of Fame Museum, Chino, CA, November 2014 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

80 Years Ago—March 21, 1940: Édouard Daladier resigns as Prime Minister of France after vote of no confidence from Parliament, replaced by Paul Reynaud.

First German merchant ship is sunk by a British submarine: HMS Ursula sinks German freighter Heddernheim north of Denmark.

75 Years Ago—March 21, 1945: Japanese use rocket-powered Ohka kamikaze plane for the first time, but cause little damage to US Fifth Fleet.