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Today in World War II History—July 18, 1942

Messerschmitt Me 262A at the National Museum of the United States Air Force (US Air Force photo)

Messerschmitt Me 262A at the National Museum of the United States Air Force (US Air Force photo)

75 Years Ago—July 18, 1942: Germans take Voroshilovgrad, Ukraine, coal and coke center of the Donets Basin.

First flight of turbo-jet powered Messerschmitt Me 262 at Leipheim, Germany.