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Today in World War II History—December 16, 1941

Lt. Boyd “Buzz” Wagner (National Museum of the US Air Force: 050607-F-1234P-025)

Lt. Boyd “Buzz” Wagner (National Museum of the US Air Force: 050607-F-1234P-025)

80 Years Ago—Dec. 16, 1941: Japanese land in British Borneo.

In the Philippines, P-40 fighter pilot Lt. Boyd Wagner becomes the first US Army Air Force ace (5 victories) in World War II.