Today in World War II History—April 21, 1940 & 1945
80 Years Ago—April 21, 1940: British and German troops engage in heavy fighting at Lillehammer, Norway.
First US military casualty of WWII—Army Air Force observer Capt. Robert Losey is killed in German bombing at Dombås, Norway.
75 Years Ago—Apr. 21, 1945: US Fifth Army and Polish II Corps take Bologna, Italy.
In Italy, future senator Lt. Daniel Inouye, serving with the Japanese-American 442nd RCT, is injured in battle, loses arm, and earns Distinguished Service Cross and Bronze Star.
French take Stuttgart, Germany.