Today in World War II History—November 5, 1939 & 1944
80 Years Ago—November 5, 1939: Plot by senior German officers under Gen. Franz Halder to arrest or kill Hitler collapses; the officers are appalled at Hitler’s decision to invade Belgium, the Netherlands, and France.
75 Years Ago—Nov. 5, 1944: US B-29s bomb Japanese-occupied Singapore for the first time.
US Navy Task Force 38 carrier aircraft strike Luzon, sinking Japanese heavy cruiser Nachi and shooting down 97 Japanese aircraft.