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Today in World War II History—April 28, 1941

Cryolite (essential for production of aluminum) mine, Ivigtut, Greenland, summer 1940 (US Coast Guard photo)

Cryolite (essential for production of aluminum) mine, Ivigtut, Greenland, summer 1940 (US Coast Guard photo)

80 Years Ago—Apr. 28, 1941: Greece is divided into German, Italian, and Bulgarian occupied zones.

US occupies Greenland to protect it for Nazi-occupied Denmark and to establish air bases.

Charles Lindbergh resigns as a colonel in the Army Air Corps reserve after President Roosevelt condemns his isolationist speeches.

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