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Today in World War II History—October 2, 1939 & 1944

Polish insurgent fighter surrendering from the sewers under Warsaw, 27 September 1944 (German Federal Archive. Photographer: August Ahrens, Bild 146-1994-054-30)

Polish insurgent fighter surrendering from the sewers under Warsaw, 27 September 1944 (German Federal Archive. Photographer: August Ahrens, Bild 146-1994-054-30)

80 Years Ago—October 2, 1939: Act of Panama signed by US and other Western Hemisphere nations, declaring Pan-American Security Zone, a 300-mile zone of neutrality off the coast of the Americas (at about 60˚ W).

75 Years Ago—Oct. 2, 1944: The Warsaw Uprising ends, as the Polish Home Army surrenders to the Germans; 200,000 Poles have been killed.

Wasps (US female pilots) notified of discontinuation of WASP program in December.