Today in World War II History—Oct. 7, 1940 & 1945
80 Years Ago—Oct. 7, 1940: German troops enter Romania at request of fascist Gen. Ion Antonescu.
Japanese protest US embargo on vital materials as an “unfriendly act.”
First US radar installation (SCR-270) becomes operational at Fort Sherman, Panama Canal Zone.
75 Years Ago—Oct. 7, 1945: Gen. Lucian Truscott assumes command of US Third Army, replacing Gen. George Patton, who has been transferred to command US Fifteenth Army due to his criticism of US “de-Nazification” program for German officers.