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Today in World War II History—June 24, 1941

American Red Cross recruiting poster for nurses in WWII

American Red Cross recruiting poster for nurses in WWII

80 Years Ago—June 24, 1941: Off Greenland, U-371 sinks straggling Norwegian freighter Vigrid (26/47 killed); 4 US Red Cross nurses are killed, the first uniformed American female casualties of the war.

Spanish crowds in Madrid demonstrate in favor of the German invasion of the USSR.

German troops occupy Vilnius, Lithuania.

Latvia declares independence and asks for German help against the Soviets.

One response to “Today in World War II History—June 24, 1941”

  1. […] In Iceland occupation force off Greenland, US destroyer Charles F. Hughes picks up 14 survivors from sunken Norwegian steamer Vigrid, including 4 US Red Cross nurses (see June 24, 1941 post) […]

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