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Today in World War II History—September 17, 1941

Werner Heisenberg and Niels Bohr at Copenhagen Conference, 1934 (US Department of Energy photo)

Werner Heisenberg and Niels Bohr at Copenhagen Conference, 1934 (US Department of Energy photo)

80 Years Ago—Sept. 17, 1941: US begins escorting British convoys from Newfoundland to Iceland, violating neutrality: TU 4.1.1 of five destroyers begins escorting Convoy HX-150.

Germany begins general deportation of German Jews.

At a conference in Copenhagen, German physicist Werner Heisenberg informs Danish physicist Niels Bohr that Germany is working on atomic weapons.

During exercises in Louisiana, US Army first drops paratroopers, using DC-3s.

2 Responses to “Today in World War II History—September 17, 1941”

  1. Jennifer

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