20 February – Today in German History

1943 

  • Field Marshall Erwin Rommel’s Afrika Korps broke through the Allied defensive line at the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia, North Africa. It was the site of the first major battle defeat of the war for the United States.

1944 

  • “Big Week” as the Americans called it began as U.S. bombers began raiding German aircraft manufacturing centers during World War II.
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