Today in World War II History

70 Years Ago—February 3, 1940: New song enters Top Ten: “In the Mood,” made famous by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra.

65 Years Ago—February 3, 1945: 1003 B-17s of the US Eighth Air Force bomb Berlin, destroying brutal Nazi “People’s Court” and evidence against remaining conspirators in July 20 Hitler assassination plot, sparing their lives. In the Philippines, US airborne troops liberate POWs at Santo Tomas.