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Today in World War II History—November 17, 1939 & 1944

Battle flag of submarine USS Spadefish (US Navy)

Battle flag of submarine USS Spadefish (US Navy)

80 Years Ago—November 17, 1939: After uprising in Prague, Germans close Czechoslovakian universities, execute 9 students, and send 1200 to concentration camps.

Movie premiere of Another Thin Man, starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, and Asta.

75 Years Ago—Nov. 17, 1944: US submarine Spadefish sinks Japanese escort carrier Shinyo in the Yellow Sea, only 130/1160 survive.

2 responses to “Today in World War II History—November 17, 1939 & 1944”

  1. Yeoman says:

    Wow, that’s quite the battle flag.

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