Today in World War II History—February 26, 1940 & 1945
80 Years Ago—February 26, 1940: US War Department activates Air Defense Command under Brig. Gen. James Chaney.
75 Years Ago—Feb. 26, 1945: US Ninth Army reaches the Rhine south of Düsseldorf, Germany.
US Sixth Army begins assault on last three Japanese strongholds in Manila.