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Today in World War II History—Feb. 13, 1944

US Eighth Air Force B-17s bombing Berlin, 1944 (USAF photo)

US Eighth Air Force B-17s bombing Berlin, 1944 (USAF photo)

75 Years Ago—Feb. 13, 1944: Allied Combined Chiefs of Staff issue Combined Bomber Offensive directive of targets for Allied bombers: 1) aircraft production and ball bearings, 2) “Crossbow” (V-weapon) targets, 3) Berlin and industrial targets when weather is bad.