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Today in World War II History—Feb. 18, 1943

Song Meiling, Madame Chiang Kai-shek, addressing US Congress, 18 Feb 1943 (public domain via Republic of China Ministry of the National Defense)

Song Meiling, Madame Chiang Kai-shek, addressing US Congress, 18 Feb 1943 (public domain via Republic of China Ministry of the National Defense)

75 Years Ago—Feb. 18, 1943: Nazis arrest the ringleaders of the White Rose resistance group at the University of Munich.

Madame Chiang Kai-shek addresses joint session of Congress, the first woman and the first Chinese to do so.

First class of 39 flight nurses graduates from the School of Air Evacuation at Bowman Field, Kentucky.

A B-29 Superfortress bomber crashes in test flight into a meat-packing plant in Seattle, 33 killed.

At the Army Air Force School of Air Evacuation at Bowman Field, KY, student flight nurses learn how to handle patients with the aid of a mock-up fuselage of a Douglas C-47 transport. (National Museum of the USAF)

At the Army Air Force School of Air Evacuation at Bowman Field, KY, student flight nurses learn how to handle patients with the aid of a mock-up fuselage of a Douglas C-47 transport. (National Museum of the USAF)

One Response to “Today in World War II History—Feb. 18, 1943”

  1. Paula

    My Mother was born in China to missionaries. Their summer house was right next door to Chaing Kai Shek. My mother and her brothers stole flowers out of their garden.