Today in World War II History—November 6, 1940 & 1945
Friday, November 6, 2020 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—Nov. 6, 1940: Gandhi urges nonviolent resistance to British in India—and to Nazis in Britain: “Let them take your beautiful island.”
75 Years Ago—Nov. 6, 1945: Soviet Foreign Commissar Molotov announces USSR will soon have the atomic bomb.
First carrier landing by a jet aircraft (FR-1 Fireball), on USS Wake Island off San Diego; although the Fireball had both piston & jet engines, pilot Ensign Jake West’s piston engines failed, and he landed purely on jet power.