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Today in World War II History—August 6, 1941

Wladyslaw Anders, before 1939 (public domain via Wikipedia)

Wladyslaw Anders, before 1939 (public domain via Wikipedia)

80 Years Ago—Aug. 6, 1941: US Navy PBY Catalina and PBM Mariner aircraft based in Iceland begin patrols over the North Atlantic.

Lt. Gen. Wladyslaw Anders is appointed to form a Polish army in the USSR, but the army will never be allowed to fight.

C.S. Lewis begins a series of BBC broadcasts that will be adapted into his classic book, Mere Christianity.