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Today in World War II History—April 5, 1940 & 1945

Destruction in Würzburg, Germany, April 1945 (US Army Center of Military History)

Destruction in Würzburg, Germany, April 1945 (US Army Center of Military History)

80 Years Ago—April 5, 1940: Turkey orders girls 11-16 to obtain military training—sharpshooting, first aid.

75 Years Ago—Apr. 5, 1945: USSR denounces the five-year neutrality pact signed with Japan in April 1941.

US Seventh Army takes Würzburg, Germany after heavy fighting.

French troops enter Germany’s Black Forest.

“Freeman Field Mutiny” begins as African-American officers of the 447th Bomb Group attempt to integrate the all-white officers’ club at Freeman Army Air Field, IN; 61 will be arrested in the 2-day nonviolent protest.

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