Mosquito aircraft of RNZAF bombing prison (center left)at Amiens, France, 18 February 1944 (United Kingdom Government photo)
70 Years Ago—Feb. 18
1944: RAF launches
Operation Jericho, bombing German prison in Amiens holding members of French
resistance; of 1000 prisoners, 87 are killed, 250 escape. Peak of German
counterattack at Anzio, as they come within six miles of the sea by noon, but
are turned back by artillery and infantry by the end of the day.