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Today in World War II History—December 11, 1939 & 1944

Finnish ski troops marching to the Raate Road, 31 Dec 1939 (public domain via Wikipedia)

Finnish ski troops marching to the Raate Road, 31 Dec 1939 (public domain via Wikipedia)

80 Years Ago—December 11, 1939: Finnish ski troops attack Soviet supply line on Raate Road.

75 Years Ago—Dec. 11, 1944: US Eighth Air Force launches largest mission to date—1586 heavy bombers hit rail targets in western Germany.

First Japanese balloon bomb is found in the US, in Montana.