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Today in World War II History—September 15, 1939 & 1944

US Marines on Orange Beach on Peleliu, 15 September 1944 (US Marine Corps)

US Marines on Orange Beach on Peleliu, 15 September 1944 (US Marine Corps)

80 Years Ago—September 15, 1939: Aviator Charles Lindbergh makes his first radio broadcast opposing US involvement in the war.

African-American Marines on Peleliu, 15 September 1944 (US National Archives)

African-American Marines on Peleliu, 15 September 1944 (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—Sept. 15, 1944: US Marine 1st Division land on Peleliu in the Palau Islands in the Pacific.

Allied forces from Operation Dragoon (landings in southern France) are transferred from the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) to the European Theater of Operations (ETO).