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Today in World War II History—November 24, 1941

Erwin Rommel with the German 15th Panzer Division in Libya, 24 Nov 1941 (US National Archives: 242-EAPC-6-M713a)

Erwin Rommel with the German 15th Panzer Division in Libya, 24 Nov 1941 (US National Archives: 242-EAPC-6-M713a)

80 Years Ago—Nov. 24, 1941: Two German POWs in Britain escape by forging papers & stealing an RAF plane, but are recaptured when they run out of fuel.

German Gen. Erwin Rommel splits Allied forces in Libya, but fails to advance.

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