Today in World War II History—May 29, 1940 & 1945
80 Years Ago—May 29, 1940: Off Dunkirk, German torpedo boats and the Luftwaffe sink British destroyers Wakeful, Grafton, and Grenade, and many other ships, killing over 1000 Allied troops.
75 Years Ago—May 29, 1945: In Syria, fighting erupts between French troops and Syrian nationalists; French bomb Damascus, destroying Syrian parliament building.
Filipino guerrillas take Cervantes, Luzon.
US Marines take Shuri ridge and Shuri Castle on Okinawa.