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Today in World War II History—September 21, 1939 & 1944

Armand Călinescu, 1938 (public domain via Wikipedia)

Armand Călinescu, 1938 (public domain via Wikipedia)

80 Years Ago—September 21, 1939: German SS Gen. Reinhard Heydrich produces plan to remove Polish Jews, intelligentsia, clergy, and nobility to ghettoes.

Romanian Prime Minister Armand Călinescu is assassinated by the Fascist Iron Guard for supporting Poland.

The bridge over the Nederrijn near Arhnem, the Netherlands, circa 19 September 1944. (Imperial War Museum)

The bridge over the Nederrijn near Arhnem, the Netherlands, circa 19 September 1944. (Imperial War Museum)

75 Years Ago—Sept. 21, 1944: In Operation Market Garden, Germans retake bridge in Arnhem from British paratroopers.

US Navy Task Force 38 carrier aircraft strike Manila Harbor in the Philippines, sinking 28 Japanese ships.