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Today in World War II History—Feb. 8, 1943

Raising the flag at US Naval Training Center, Hunter College, Bronx, NY, 8 Feb 1943 (US National Archives)

Raising the flag at US Naval Training Center, Hunter College, Bronx, NY, 8 Feb 1943 (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—Feb. 8, 1943: First Chindit Raid begins: Brig. Orde Wingate’s Chindits (British and Indian troops) leave Imphal, India to raid Japanese supply lines in Burma.

Soviets launch offensive in Ukraine, take Kursk.

USS Hunter, the US Navy Training School for WAVES at Hunter College, opens in the Bronx, NY.

Brig. Orde Wingate (US Army Center of Military History)

Brig. Orde Wingate (US Army Center of Military History)

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