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Today in World War II History—May 17, 1942

German Panzer IV, Kharkov, May 1942 (public domain via WW2 Database)

German Panzer IV, Kharkov, May 1942 (public domain via WW2 Database)

75 Years Ago—May 17, 1942: Germans counterattack near Kharkov, ending Soviet advance in the Ukraine.

Igor Sikorsky and Les Morris fly XR-4, Army’s first helicopter, 700 miles from Stratford, CT, to Wright Field, OH.

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