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Today in World War II History—Dec. 13, 1943

Maj. James Stewart confers with B-24 crewmen, England, 1943 (US Air Force photo)

Maj. James Stewart confers with B-24 crewmen, England, 1943 (US Air Force photo)

75 Years Ago—Dec. 13, 1943: Capt. James Stewart of the US 445th BG flies his first mission in a B-24 Liberator bomber for the US Eighth Air Force in England.

In US, an extra two red ration points (used for meat, cheese & fats) are awarded for each pound of used cooking fats turned in. Read more: Make It Do—Rationing of Butter, Fats & Oils in World War II.

US poster, WWII

US poster, WWII

2 Responses to “Today in World War II History—Dec. 13, 1943”

  1. Ryana Lynn

    JIMMY STUART! I have so much respect for this guy! In a day when actors were patriotic and gave up their careers for their country…They truly were the greatest generation!

    • Sarah Sundin

      They were! Stewart would still be my favorite actor even if he’d never enlisted, but his selfless service has earned my undying admiration.