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Today in World War II History—Jan. 9, 1943

Prototype C-69 Constellation at Burbank, CA, 9 Jan 1943 (US Navy photo)

Prototype C-69 Constellation at Burbank, CA, 9 Jan 1943 (US Navy photo)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 9, 1943: British & Indian troops take Maungdaw, Burma in the Arakan campaign.

First flight of prototype Lockheed C-69 Constellation, the fastest US transport plane of the war.