Today in World War II History

LSTs landing US troops at Anzio, 22 January 1944
(US Army Center for Military History)
70 Years Ago—Jan. 26, 1944: Landing ship LST-422 damaged by a mine off Anzio; of 700 aboard, 454 US soldiers & 29 British sailors killed. Allied ships are ordered to withdraw from the Anzio beachhead to reduce risk from air raid. Argentina severs relations with Germany & Japan after a vast Axis spy ring is uncovered in the country.