Today in World War II History

70 Years Ago—Aug. 24, 1940: Luftwaffe begins intense bombing on RAF fields, supplies, and plants (from now through Sept. 6, RAF loses 466 planes, 103 pilots). Luftwaffe mistakenly drops bombs over London.
65 Years Ago—Aug. 24, 1945: British Prime Minister Clement Attlee complains about end of US Lend-Lease program.