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Today in World War II History—May 16, 1943

Möhne Dam in Germany after the RAF Dambuster Raid, 18 May 1943 (British Government photo)

Möhne Dam in Germany after the RAF Dambuster Raid, 18 May 1943 (British Government photo)

75 Years Ago—May 16, 1943: RAF’s Dambuster Raid: 19 modified Lancaster bombers destroy the Möhne and Eder dams in Germany’s Ruhr Valley with “bouncing bombs,” causing severe flooding.

Germans crush Jewish ghetto uprising in Warsaw; 13,000 killed in uprising, 50,000 captured.