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Today in World War II History—November 10, 1939 & 1944

Americans destroy Hengyang Airfield in China as Japanese advance, June 1944 (US Army Air Force photo)

Americans destroy Hengyang Airfield in China as Japanese advance, June 1944 (US Army Air Force photo)

80 Years Ago—November 10, 1939: “The Venlo Incident”—Germans kidnap two British agents in Dutch town of Venlo to accuse them of the previous day’s assassination attempt on Hitler.

75 Years Ago—Nov. 10, 1944: Japanese take US Fourteenth Air Force air bases at Kweilin and Liuchow in their drive through southern China.

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