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Today in World War II History—August 4, 1941

North American A-27s of the 17th Pursuit Squadron, US Far East Air Force, at Nichols Field in the Philippines, 1941 (US Air Force photo)

North American A-27s of the 17th Pursuit Squadron, US Far East Air Force, at Nichols Field in the Philippines, 1941 (US Air Force photo)

80 Years Ago—Aug. 4, 1941: US commits to send arms to the USSR under Lend-Lease.

US Far East Air Force is activated in the Philippines, under Maj. Gen. Lewis Brereton.