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Today in World War II History—July 27, 1940 & 1945

Bristol Beaufighter IF V8318 `F-Freddie' of RAF No 252 Squadron, Magrun, Libya, April 1943 (Imperial War Museum: TR 903)

Bristol Beaufighter IF V8318 `F-Freddie’ of RAF No 252 Squadron, Magrun, Libya, April 1943 (Imperial War Museum: TR 903)

80 Years Ago—July 27, 1940: The RAF receives its first Bristol Beaufighter aircraft.

Bugs Bunny makes debut in A Wild Hare in an unnamed role; first uses “What’s up, Doc?”

75 Years Ago—July 27, 1945: Chinese retake Kweilin from Japanese in southeast China.