Today in World War II History—June 15, 1940 & 1945
Monday, June 15, 2020 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—June 15, 1940: USSR occupies Lithuania.
German 1st Army crosses the Maginot Line in the Saar; German 7th Army crosses the Rhine at Colmar.
Bread and flour are rationed in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s The Long Winter is published.
75 Years Ago—June 15, 1945: US B-29 incendiary raid on Osaka ends the incendiary campaign on the six biggest Japanese cities.
Judy Garland marries Vincente Minnelli.
Publication of Bill Mauldin’s best-selling cartoon collection Up Front.