Today in World War II History—February 22, 1943
80 Years Ago—Feb. 22, 1943: Nazis try and execute Hans & Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst, leaders of the White Rose resistance group.
In Norway, Nazi collaborationist Vidkun Quisling orders the conscription of 35,000 Norwegian men for military construction.
Battleship USS Iowa is commissioned, New York Navy Yard, the first of four Iowa-class battleships, the last US battleships (currently a museum ship in Long Beach, CA).