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Today in World War II History—Jan. 11, 1943

Chinese and British officials after the signing of the Sino-British Treaty for Relinquishment of Extra-Territorial Rights in China, Chongqing, China, 11 Jan 1943 (public domain via WW2 Database)

Chinese and British officials after the signing of the Sino-British Treaty for Relinquishment of Extra-Territorial Rights in China, Chongqing, China, 11 Jan 1943 (public domain via WW2 Database)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 11, 1943: US, Britain, and China sign treaty giving up US and British extraterritorial rights in China.

US Twelfth Air Force begins anti-shipping patrols in Sicilian straits.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt departs from Miami for the Casablanca Conference, the first US president to fly in an airplane while in office, also the first president to leave US during time of war.

Patch of the US Twelfth Air Force

Patch of the US Twelfth Air Force