Today in World War II History—October 6, 1939 & 1944
80 Years Ago—October 6, 1939: Hitler calls for peace talks with Britain and France.
Japanese abandon Changsha due to strong Chinese counterattack.
Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Paul Whiteman, and Fred Waring perform at Carnegie Hall.
75 Years Ago—Oct. 6, 1944: US First Army enters the Hürtgen Forest in Germany.
US Gen. Joseph Stilwell is recalled from his position as Chiang Kai-shek’s chief of staff, but he maintains command over troops in Burma.