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Today in World War II History—Sept. 5, 1940 & 1945

Louis Zamperini, U.S. Army Air Forces, 1943 (US Army photo)

Louis Zamperini, U.S. Army Air Forces, 1943 (US Army photo)

80 Years Ago—Sept. 5, 1940: King Carol II of Romania is forced to give powers to fascist Gen. Ion Antonescu.

Rioting by fascists in Romania destroys Jewish businesses.

Japanese troops enter French Indochina without permission; Vichy France suspends talks.

75 Years Ago—Sept. 5, 1945: Lt. Louis Zamperini (Unbroken) is liberated from a Japanese prison camp.