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Today in World War II History—November 3, 1939 & 1944

Japanese bomb-carrying balloon reinflated at Moffett Field, CA after it had been shot down by a US Navy aircraft January 10, 1945 (US Army photo)

Japanese bomb-carrying balloon reinflated at Moffett Field, CA after it had been shot down by a US Navy aircraft January 10, 1945 (US Army photo)

80 Years Ago—November 3, 1939: Royal Navy chases Nazi-captured US freighter City of Flint into harbor at Haugesund, Norway, where she is seized by Norwegian sailors.

Movie premiere of John Ford historical drama Drums Along the Mohawk, starring Henry Fonda & Claudette Colbert.

75 Years Ago—Nov. 3, 1944: Canadians clear Breskens Pocket on the Scheldt Estuary in the Netherlands, taking 12,500 POWs.

Japanese begin releasing 9000 bomb-carrying balloons to float to the US (about 300 will arrive).

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