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Today in World War II History—October 5, 1941

US Supreme Court Louis Brandeis on the cover of Time Magazine, 19 Oct 1925 (public domain via Wikipedia)

US Supreme Court Louis Brandeis on the cover of Time Magazine, 19 Oct 1925 (public domain via Wikipedia)

80 Years Ago—Oct. 5, 1941: Field Marshal Paul von Kleist is named commander of German 1st Panzer Army and Gen. Heinz Guderian over 2nd Panzer Army.

Former US Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis dies, age 84; he was the first Jewish Supreme Court justice.

Gen. Heinz Guderian on the Eastern Front, July 1941 (German Federal Archive: Bild 101I-139-1112-17)

Gen. Heinz Guderian on the Eastern Front, July 1941 (German Federal Archive: Bild 101I-139-1112-17)