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Today in World War II History—November 26, 1939 & 1944

B-24 Liberators of the US 491st Bombardment Group, 1944 (US Air Force Historical Research Agency)

B-24 Liberators of the US 491st Bombardment Group, 1944 (US Air Force Historical Research Agency)

80 Years Ago—November 26, 1939: Soviets shell Mainila, Russia and claim the Finns did it, to justify their upcoming invasion of Finland.

75 Years Ago—Nov. 26, 1944: US 491st Bombardment Group loses 15 of 28 B-24 Liberators over Misburg, Germany in only 15 minutes.

First Allied boats traverse the Scheldt Estuary safely, allowing the port of Antwerp, Belgium to open.

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