What Happened in WW2 Today?
A lot of events took place on today's date, 1 Feb, in the history of WW2. For example, in 1940, German submarine U-59 torpedoed and sank a British coaler in the English Channel. In 1942, aircraft of USS Yorktown and USS Enterprise launched the first American air attack in the Pacific War. If you find this type of "news" interesting, please consider joining WW2DB at Facebook or Twitter! Roughly three times each day, WW2DB contributors post "Today in History" items to members of these WW2DB communities, and particularly in the case of Facebook, members contribute by discussing the significance of each event. Members also frequently contribute significant WW2 events on particular days that are important to them, whether because the events are major turning points of the war or simply of personal significance.
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Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Foreign Minister, Aug 1939