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Today in World War II History—May 30, 1943

Map of US Army operations on Attu in the Aleutians, May 1943 (US Army Center of Military History)

Map of US Army operations on Attu in the Aleutians, May 1943 (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—May 30, 1943: US Army secures Attu in the Aleutians, 700 Americans and 2600 Japanese killed (only 29 surrender).

Dr. Josef Mengele, “the angel of death,” arrives at Auschwitz.

All-American Girls Baseball League begins first 108-game season with 4 teams (Rockford, Kenosha, Racine, South Bend).