Today in World War II History—March 17, 1940 & 1945
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—March 17, 1940: Fritz Todt is named German Minister for Armaments and Munitions.
75 Years Ago—March 17, 1945: Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen collapses under German Ar 234 jet attack, but five US divisions had already crossed—American engineers erect new pontoon bridge in ten hours.
US 5th Marine Division launches assault against last resistance on Iwo Jima at Kitano Point.
Todt, it might be noted, translates as “Death” from the German.