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Today in World War II History—December 18, 1940

Prototype Curtiss XSB2C-1 Helldiver on its maiden flight, 18 December 1940 (US government photo)

Prototype Curtiss XSB2C-1 Helldiver on its maiden flight, 18 December 1940 (US government photo)

80 Years Ago—Dec. 18, 1940: Maiden flight of Curtiss SB2C Helldiver (US Navy scout-bomber).

One Response to “Today in World War II History—December 18, 1940”

  1. Yeoman

    Also the day, in 1940, when Hitler signed the orders to commit the Germans to planning for the invasion of the Soviet Union.