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Today in World War II History—Nov. 26, 1943

Messerschmitt Me 262A at the National Museum of the United States Air Force (US Air Force photo)

Messerschmitt Me 262A at the National Museum of the United States Air Force (US Air Force photo)

75 Years Ago—Nov. 26, 1943: Hitler observes Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter aircraft and insists it be developed as a “blitz bomber.”

Marines defeat Japanese in Battle of Piva Forks on Bougainville.

Off Algeria, Luftwaffe sinks British troop transport HMT Rohna with Hs 293 glide bomb; 1149/1755 US soldiers & British crew are killed.

Movie premiere of musical Girl Crazy, starring Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland.