Today in World War II History—April 17, 1940 & 1945
80 Years Ago—April 17, 1940: Adm. Karl Dönitz withdraws U-boats from Norwegian waters to study torpedo failures.
Ocean liner RMS Queen Mary arrives in Australia to be refitted as a troopship.
75 Years Ago—Apr. 17, 1945: US Eighth Army lands on Mindanao in the Philippines at Malabang and Parang.