Today in World War II History—January 15, 1940 & 1945

British poster, WWII

British poster, WWII

80 Years Ago—January 15, 1940: Belgium denies British and French troops the right to cross its territory.

Britain announces twice as many people have been killed on blacked-out roads than in enemy action.

75 Years Ago—Jan. 15, 1945: Japanese launch drive toward isolated US Fourteenth Air Force bases in eastern China and toward the Hengyang-Canton railroad.

In the US, a nationwide dim-out is ordered to conserve fuel.