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Today in World War II History—Oct. 7, 1940 & 1945

Maj. Gen. Lucian Truscott, Dec. 1944 (US Army Center of Military History)

Maj. Gen. Lucian Truscott, Dec. 1944 (US Army Center of Military History)

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.

2 responses to “Today in World War II History—Oct. 7, 1940 & 1945”

  1. Yeoman says:

    Truscott appears there in his typical private purchase leather jacket. Sort of like the A2, but not quite.

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