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Today in World War II History—April 8, 1944

Maj. Richard Bong in his P-38 (US Air Force photo)

Maj. Richard Bong in his P-38 (US Air Force photo)

75 Years Ago—April 8, 1944: Over New Guinea, Capt. Dick Bong of the US Fifth Air Force surpasses Eddie Rickenbacker’s 26 victories in WWI to become the top US ace.

New song in Top Ten: “Long Ago and Far Away” from the movie Cover Girl.