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Today in World War II History—Nov. 16, 1943

Vemork hydroelectric plant after US air raid, Telemark, Norway, 16 Nov 1943 (Source: Norsk Hydro ASA)

Vemork hydroelectric plant after US air raid, Telemark, Norway, 16 Nov 1943 (Source: Norsk Hydro ASA)

75 Years Ago—Nov. 16, 1943: Southeast Asia Command (SEAC) is established with Allied forces under Adm. Lord Louis Mountbatten in Delhi, India.

US Eighth Air Force bombs Rjukan and Knaben in Nazi-occupied Norway, including heavy water facilities critical for German atomic bomb development.

Southeast Asia Command insignia

Southeast Asia Command insignia