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Today in World War II History—July 7, 1943

Soviet Il-2 aircraft attacking a German motorized column near Kursk, Russia, Jul 1943 (Russian International News Agency #225)

Soviet Il-2 aircraft attacking a German motorized column near Kursk, Russia, Jul 1943 (Russian International News Agency #225)

75 Years Ago—July 7, 1943: In the Battle of Kursk, Soviet Il-2 ground-attack aircraft destroy 70 German tanks in 20 minutes.

US Army Air Force Training Command is established, combining Flying and Technical Training Commands, under Maj. Gen. Barton Yount at Fort Worth, Texas.

Patch of the US Army Air Force Training Command, WWII

Patch of the US Army Air Force Training Command, WWII

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