Today in World War II History—July 4, 1940 & 1945
80 Years Ago—July 4, 1940: At Portland, England, the Luftwaffe sinks antiaircraft ship HMS Foylebank (176 killed).
After the Luftwaffe destroys a British convoy off Sussex, Churchill orders fighter protection for convoys.
At the New York World’s Fair, a bomb explodes in the British Pavilion, killing 2 policemen; the case is never solved and was possibly caused by sabotage.
75 Years Ago—July 4, 1945: British occupation forces arrive in Berlin.
Canadian troops riot in Aldershot, England, over not being shipped home; no damage or injuries.
In the South Atlantic, Brazilian light cruiser Bahia is sunk in an accidental explosion of depth charges (294 killed).
Happy 4th Of July!!
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