1941 - Japan invaded China by moving through Southeast Asia, an area that France had long occupied. France had "agreed" to the occupation under Petain's puppet government.
1943 - Britain launched Operation Gomorrah. The operation was consisted of repeated bombing raids against Hamburg's industrial and munition plants.
1948 - Soviet occupation forces in Germany blockaded West Berlin. The U.S.-British airlift began the following day.
World War II Quotes
"My strength has now been reduced to the equivalent of 36 squadrons...we should be able to carry on the war single-handed for some time if not indefinitely." Sir Hugh Dowding - RAF Fighter Command - May 1940