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Today in World War II History—Aug. 4, 1942

Patch of the US Eleventh Air Force

Patch of the US Eleventh Air Force

75 Years Ago—Aug. 4, 1942: First P-38 Lightning aerial combat and victory in the Pacific: US Eleventh Air Force P-38s shoot down 2 Japanese flying boats in the Aleutians.

First trainload of Belgian Jews is deported to Auschwitz.

Movie premiere of Holiday Inn, starring Bing Crosby & Fred Astaire.