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Today in World War II History—July 8, 1942

Patch of the US Tenth Air Force, WWII

Patch of the US Tenth Air Force, WWII

75 Years Ago—July 8, 1942: Brig. Gen. Claire Chennault takes command of the China Air Task Force within the US Tenth Air Force, which has absorbed his former AVG (“Flying Tigers”).

US Army Air Force adds rank of Flight Officer for enlisted pilots.