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Today in World War II History—Jan. 8, 1944

XP-80A Gray Ghost (USAF Photo)

XP-80A Gray Ghost (USAF Photo)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 8, 1944: First flight of Lockheed XP-80 Shooting Star jet fighter at Muroc Army Air Base, CA, but it won’t be ready for combat until the war is over.

Gen. Sir Henry Maitland Wilson officially replaces Gen. Dwight Eisenhower as Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean.