Today in World War II History

70 Years Ago—March 19, 1940: The Royal Air Force bombs a seaplane base at Hornum, the first bombs to land on German soil during the war.
65 Years Ago—March 19, 1945: Hitler issues “Nero Decree” for scorched-earth retreat—Germans to destroy factories, railroads, and bridges, but it is largely ignored. German U-boats withdrawn from Baltic Sea.