Today in World War II History—September 17, 1942
Saturday, September 17, 2022 by Sarah Sundin
80 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 is placed in command of the Manhattan Project to develop an atom bomb.