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Today in World War II History—January 6, 1940 & 1945

WAVES Yeoman 3rd Class Margaret Jean Fusco photographing friends by King Kamehameha's statue in Honolulu, US Territory of Hawaii, spring 1945 (US National Archives: 80-G-K-5568)

WAVES Yeoman 3rd Class Margaret Jean Fusco photographing friends by King Kamehameha’s statue in Honolulu, US Territory of Hawaii, spring 1945 (US National Archives: 80-G-K-5568)

80 Years Ago—January 6, 1940: Britain declares German ships may not use Norwegian waters; Sweden and Norway deny a British request to operate in their waters.

Norway and Sweden forbid Allied troops from crossing their territory to aid Finland.

US Navy pilot Lt. George H.W. Bush, WWII (US Navy photo)

US Navy pilot Lt. George H.W. Bush, WWII (US Navy photo)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 6, 1945: Edith Frank, mother of Anne, dies in Auschwitz.

Future president Lt. (j.g.) George H.W. Bush marries Barbara Pierce in Rye, NY, just a few weeks after his return from the Pacific.

First contingent of WAVES arrives in Hawaii; 4000 will serve there.

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