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Today in World War II History—March 29, 1945

Soldiers of 44th Division, US Seventh Army in Mannheim, Germany, 29 Mar 1945 (German Federal Archive, Bild 146-1971-053-59)

Soldiers of 44th Division, US Seventh Army in Mannheim, Germany, 29 Mar 1945 (German Federal Archive, Bild 146-1971-053-59)

75 Years Ago—March 29, 1945: In Germany, US Third Army takes Frankfurt and US Seventh Army takes Mannheim and Heidelberg.

In retreat from Heidelberg, Germans destroy historic Alte Brücke (bridge) over Neckar River.

Soviets seize Komorn oil field in Hungary, Germany’s last source of petroleum.