b-blog

Today in World War II History—November 17, 1939 & 1944

Battle flag of submarine USS Spadefish (US Navy)

Battle flag of submarine USS Spadefish (US Navy)

80 Years Ago—November 17, 1939: After uprising in Prague, Germans close Czechoslovakian universities, execute 9 students, and send 1200 to concentration camps.

Movie premiere of Another Thin Man, starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, and Asta.

75 Years Ago—Nov. 17, 1944: US submarine Spadefish sinks Japanese escort carrier Shinyo in the Yellow Sea, only 130/1160 survive.

2 Responses to “Today in World War II History—November 17, 1939 & 1944”