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Today in World War II History—December 8, 1939 & 1944

Airfield Number Two burning after American air raid, Iwo Jima, early 1945 (US Naval History and Heritage Command)

Airfield Number Two burning after American air raid, Iwo Jima, early 1945 (US Naval History and Heritage Command)

75 Years Ago—December 8, 1939: In a Gallup poll, 96.5% of Americans oppose the US entering World War II.

75 Years Ago—Dec. 8, 1944: US Navy and US Army Air Force begin 72-day pre-invasion bombardment of Iwo Jima.