Today in World War II History

70 Years Ago—May 10, 1941: Last major Luftwaffe attack on London. 700 acres burnt; Tower of London, House of Commons, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, & British Museum hit. Germany’s Deputy Führer, Rudolf Hess flies Me 110 to Prestwick, Scotland in misguided attempt to broker peace with Britain. German Messerschmitt Me 163 jet plane is first plane to exceed 1000 km/h (625 mph).