Today in World War II History—October 5, 1939 & 1944
Saturday, October 5, 2019 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—October 5, 1939: USSR forces Latvia to allow Soviet troop bases.
US Navy Hawaiian Detachment opens at Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii.
75 Years Ago—Oct. 5, 1944: Canadian troops cross Belgian-Dutch border north of Antwerp.
Germany begins conscription of sixteen-year-old boys.
Germans lose 36 Linsen explosive-packed boats in a raid off the Scheldt Estuary.
French women are granted the right to vote for the first time ever.