1945 - The U.S. Fifth Army joined the British in the assault on the German occupiers of Italy.
1985 - The Russian paper "Pravda" called U.S. President Reagan's planned visit to Bitburg to visit the Nazi cemetery an "act of blasphemy".
World War II Quotes
"I firmly believe that the only way to swing the war in our favor is to resort to crash-dive attacks with our planes. There will be more than enough volunteers for this chance to save our country." - Japanese naval Capt. Motoharu Okamura