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Today in World War II History—February 3, 1940 & 1945

Internees at the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines celebrate their liberation, February 1945. (LIFE, public domain)

Internees at the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines celebrate their liberation, February 1945. (LIFE, public domain)

80 Years Ago—February 3, 1940: New song in Top Ten: “In the Mood,” made famous by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra.

75 Years Ago—Feb. 3, 1945: 1003 B-17s of the US Eighth Air Force bomb Berlin, destroying Nazi “People’s Court,” killing Roland Freisler, the brutal judge in the Nazi “People’s Court,” and destroying evidence against remaining conspirators in July 20 Hitler assassination plot, sparing many lives.

On Luzon in the Philippines, US Sixth Army enters Manila, and US airborne troops liberate 3700 civilian internees at Santo Tomas.

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