Today in World War II History—May 9, 1940 & 1945

80 Years Ago—May 9, 1940: In Nazi-occupied Poland, Jews are banned from parks, museums, restaurants, trains, and from land ownership.

French scientist Maurice Ponte flies one of his improved cavity magnetrons to Britain, which will lead to British E1189, essential for radar.

75 Years Ago—May 9, 1945: V-E (Victory in Europe) Day is celebrated by the USSR.

Germans capitulate to Czech Partisans in Prague.