Today in World War II History—April 29, 1940 & 1945
80 Years Ago—April 29, 1940: The Royal Air Force establishes Commonwealth Air Training Plan to train air crews in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
75 Years Ago—Apr. 29, 1945: At Caserta, Italy, German Gen. Heinrich von Vietinghoff signs the surrender of 1 million German troops in Italy and Austria, effective May 2.
US Seventh Army liberates Dachau concentration camp.
Hitler marries Eva Braun.
RAF begins Operation Manna, dropping food to Dutch civilians.
In municipal elections in France, French women vote for the first time ever.
The “Peace” rose is introduced at the Pacific Rose Society of Pasadena, CA.