Today in World War II History—5 May 1944
Sunday, May 5, 2019 by Sarah Sundin
75 Years Ago—5 May 1944: Adm. Soemu Toyoda takes command of Japanese Navy Combined Fleet.
Bertha Benz, wife of Karl Benz and the first person to drive an automobile over 100 kilometers, dies in Ladenburg, Germany, age 95.
USS Comfort is commissioned, the first hospital ship staffed by both Army and Navy personnel.