Today in World War II History

70 Years Ago—January 1, 1940: In the Rose Parade, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy serve as grand marshals.

65 Years Ago—January 1, 1945: Germans launch Nordwind offensive against US Seventh and French Armies into Alsace toward Strasbourg, and 900 Luftwaffe aircraft strafe Allied air bases in France and Belgium, destroying 200 aircraft but losing 300.