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Today in World War II History—Sept. 14, 1940 & 1945

King Michael I of Romania and Gen. Ion Antonescu, August 1941 (public domain via Wikipedia)

King Michael I of Romania and Gen. Ion Antonescu, August 1941 (public domain via Wikipedia)

80 Years Ago—Sept. 14, 1940: At ports in France and the Low Countries, RAF and Royal Navy destroy German barges loading for the invasion of England.

In Romania, Gen. Ion Antonescu of the Iron Guard establishes a fascist dictatorship.

75 Years Ago—Sept. 14, 1945: US War Refugee Board is dissolved; it had helped 200,000 European Jews and brought 1000 to the US.