Today in World War II History

B-25 Mitchells of the US 321st Bomb Group flying
past Mount Vesuvius, Italy during its eruption
of 18-23 Mar 1944 (USAF photo)
70 Years Ago—Mar. 21, 1944: Eruption of Mount Vesuvius buries villages of San Sebastiano and Massa; 6-km-high lava fountains are seen. See more pictures on the blog of the National World War II Museum. Also see a newsreel video of explosion.