Today in World War II History—January 14, 1940 & 1945
80 Years Ago—January 14, 1940: FBI raid in New York City uncovers guns, ammunition, and bomb-making material, and a plot to sabotage and overthrow the government; 17 members of the anti-Semitic “Christian Front” group are arrested (later acquitted).
British chemists (pharmacists) are granted an exemption to sugar rationing in order to coat pills.
75 Years Ago—Jan. 14, 1945: US 357th Fighter Group downs 56.5 German aircraft over Derben, Germany, the highest single day total for any US Army Air Force fighter group in WWII.
In Burma, Indian 19th Division attempts to cross the Irrawaddy River at Thabaikkyin but withdraws under fierce Japanese bayonet attack.