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Today in World War II History—March 25, 1940 & 1945

B-24J Liberators of the 15th Air Force return from mission to Mühldorf, Germany to their base in Italy, Mar 19 1945, flying over island of Drvenik Veliki, Yugoslavia (US National Archives)

B-24J Liberators of the 15th Air Force return from mission to Mühldorf, Germany to their base in Italy, Mar 19 1945, flying over island of Drvenik Veliki, Yugoslavia (US National Archives)

80 Years Ago—March 25, 1940: The neutral US allows sale of military aircraft to the Allies.

Britain doubles butter ration to ½ pound per week.

75 Years Ago—March 25, 1945: US Seventh Army crosses the Rhine at Worms, Germany.

US Fifteenth Air Force based in Italy flies its last strategic mission of war: 650 B-17 and B-24 bombers hit Prague and Cheb, Czechoslovakia.

German SS troops behind US lines assassinate Allied-backed mayor of Aachen, Germany.