Today in World War II History—Sept. 17, 1942
75 Years Ago—Sept. 17, 1942: German Admiral Karl Dönitz issues the Laconia Order, forbidding rescue operations by U-boats after US B-24s bombed U-boats rescuing survivors of the Sept. 12 sinking of the Laconia.
Col. Leslie Groves placed in command of Manhattan Project to develop atom bomb.