Today in World War II History—May 18, 1940 & 1945
Monday, May 18, 2020 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—May 18, 1940: Germans take Antwerp, Belgium.
In a radio address, aviator and isolationist Charles Lindbergh accuses President Roosevelt of creating “a defense hysteria” and states, “If we desire peace, we have only to stop asking for war.”
75 Years Ago—May 18, 1945: An RAF Lancaster is the first plane in history to fly over both true and magnetic North Poles.
US Marines secure Sugar Loaf Hill on Okinawa after heavy fighting.