Today in World War II History—June 10, 1944
75 Years Ago—June 10, 1944: German SS troops massacre 642 civilians in Oradour-sur-Glane, France; only 10 survive.
First US nurses and female American Red Cross workers land in Normandy, with the 128th Evacuation Hospital.
US flight nurses fly first medical air evacuation missions from France to England. (Read more about flight nurses: “Medical Air Evacuation in World War II – The Flight Nurse”)
US Eighth Army is activated at Memphis, TN under Lt. Gen. Robert Eichelberger (will serve in the Pacific).
At age 15, Joe Nuxhall with the Cincinnati Reds becomes the youngest player ever in Major League Baseball.