Today in World War II History—June 20, 1940 & 1945
Saturday, June 20, 2020 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—June 20, 1940: President Roosevelt names Republican interventionist Henry Stimson as Secretary of War.
Germany begins conscription of Dutch civilians for forced labor.
Britain establishes Children’s Overseas Reception Board to evacuate children to Canada, US, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
75 Years Ago—June 20, 1945: Australians take oil fields at Seria on Borneo.