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Today in World War II History—Apr. 15, 1942

Eighth Air Force Installations, Aug. 1942 (US Army Air Forces via hyperwar)

Eighth Air Force Installations, Aug. 1942 (US Army Air Forces via hyperwar)

75 Years Ago—Apr. 15, 1942: US Eighth Air Force Bomber Command sets up headquarters at High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

King George VI awards the George Cross to Malta for civilian heroism under Luftwaffe bombing, will not be received until September.