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Today in World War II History—Jan. 27, 1943

Steel pennies, 1943 (Sarah Sundin collection)

Steel pennies, 1943 (Sarah Sundin collection)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 27, 1943: First American mission over Germany: US Eighth Air Force, led by the 306th Bombardment Group, bombs Wilhelmshaven.

Lt. Ronald Reagan begins work with First Motion Picture Unit to make films to improve morale.

US begins production of steel pennies to save copper.