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Today in World War II History—January 13, 1942

Posters for the US Army Air Forces and the Royal Air Force, WWII

Posters for the US Army Air Forces and the Royal Air Force, WWII

80 Years Ago—Jan. 13, 1942: First use of an ejection seat—by German test pilot Helmut Schenk in a Heinkel He 280 jet.

The Arnold-Portal agreement specifies the number of aircraft the US will provide to Britain, while building the US Army Air Forces to a goal of 115 groups.

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