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Today in World War II History—September 23, 1941

Battleship USS Massachusetts, Battleship Cove, Fall River MA (Photo: Sarah Sundin, July 2014)

Battleship USS Massachusetts, Battleship Cove, Fall River MA (Photo: Sarah Sundin, July 2014)

80 Years Ago—Sept. 23, 1941: Germans declare French men who help downed British airmen will be shot; women will be sent to concentration camps.

Battleship USS Massachusetts is launched at Quincy, MA (currently a museum ship at Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA).

One Response to “Today in World War II History—September 23, 1941”

  1. Yeoman

    On the same day, the Germans sunk the Soviet battleship Murat in a dive bomber attack, the first instance of that happening in war (rather than as an exercise).