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Today in World War II History—July 23, 1941

Maj James A. Ellison reviews first class of Tuskegee Airmen, returning the salute of Mac Ross, one of the first graduates, Tuskegee Army Air Field, AL, 1941 (US Air Force photo)

Maj James A. Ellison reviews first class of Tuskegee Airmen, returning the salute of Mac Ross, one of the first graduates, Tuskegee Army Air Field, AL, 1941 (US Air Force photo)

80 Years Ago—July 23, 1941: Germans take Brest-Litovsk, Byelorussia after a month-long siege.

Vichy France allows Japan to occupy French Indochina.

Tuskegee Army Airfield is officially established to train Black pilots.

Movie premiere of comedy Here Comes Mr. Jordan, starring Robert Montgomery, Evelyn Keyes, and Claude Rains.