Today in World War II History—January 3, 1940 & 1945
Friday, January 3, 2020 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—January 3, 1940: Finland bans smorgasbords to conserve food.
President Roosevelt calls for $1.8 billion in defense appropriations.
75 Years Ago—Jan. 3, 1945: In the Battle of the Bulge, US First Army begins offensive on the north flank of the Bulge.
US Navy organizes a hunter-killer group (escort carrier and destroyers/destroyer escorts) to intercept a U-boat believed to be bound for New York with V-weapons (a false report).
Hi, Sarah! In the photo caption, is “29th Infantry Regiment” correct? I believe that should be “290th Infantry Regiment.” Best, Joel.
Hi Joel. 29th was the original caption. But I just did a check – and you’re right. The 290th belonged to the 75th Division, not the 29th. I’ll change the caption. Thank you for catching that!