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Today in World War II History—Sept. 30, 1940 & 1945

British Observer Corps aircraft spotter on the roof of a building in London during the Battle of Britain, with St. Paul's Cathedral in the background (US National Archives: 541899)

British Observer Corps aircraft spotter on the roof of a building in London during the Battle of Britain, with St. Paul’s Cathedral in the background (US National Archives: 541899)

80 Years Ago—Sept. 30, 1940: Luftwaffe launches last major daylight raid on London, then switches to night raids.

75 Years Ago—Sept. 30, 1945: US Marines land at Tientsin, China.

US ends War Savings Time (year-round Daylight Savings Time).