Today in World War II History—November 17, 1941
80 Years Ago—Nov. 17, 1941: British commandos raid German Gen. Erwin Rommel’s headquarters near Tobruk, Libya, but Rommel is away; only two commandos escape.
Japanese envoy Saburo Kurusu meets with US Secretary of State Cordell Hull in Washington, DC.
Gen. Ernst Udet, German Director of Air Armament, commits suicide, the second-highest WWI ace after the Red Baron.