Today in World War II History—September 9, 1939 & 1944
80 Years Ago—September 9, 1939: Battle of Bzura (Kutno): Polish Army makes sole offensive of war, forcing Germans to withdraw from Warsaw.
First troops of British Expeditionary Force sail in convoy to France.
Surprise sneak preview of Gone with the Wind is held at the Fox Theater in Riverside, CA; producer David O. Selznick gauges the audience reaction.
75 Years Ago—Sept. 9, 1944: Canadians overrun German rocket bases on the Belgian coast.
US First Army enters the Netherlands near Maastricht.
Near Brest, France, four men of the US 2nd Ranger Battalion, led by Lt. Robert Edlin, with lots of bluffing and bravado, take Batterie Graf Spee at Locrist without firing a shot—and take 814 POWs.