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Today in World War II History—Nov. 19, 1943

F6F Hellcat (foreground) and SBD Dauntless aircraft on deck of carrier USS Essex, 20 March 1943 (US Navy photo)

F6F Hellcat (foreground) and SBD Dauntless aircraft on deck of carrier USS Essex, 20 March 1943 (US Navy photo)

75 Years Ago—Nov. 19, 1943: Nazis liquidate Janowska concentration camp in Lvov, prisoners make mass escape attempt, a few succeed.

Lt. Hamilton McWhorter of carrier USS Essex squadron VF-9 becomes the first F6F Hellcat ace (5 victories) when his fighter downs a Japanese G4M bomber over Tarawa.