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Today in World War II History—October 3, 1941

Warner Brothers poster for The Maltese Falcon, 1941 (public domain via Wikipedia)

Warner Brothers poster for The Maltese Falcon, 1941 (public domain via Wikipedia)

80 Years Ago—Oct. 3, 1941: Dwight D. Eisenhower is promoted to brigadier general.

Movie premiere of The Maltese Falcon, starring Humphrey Bogart & Mary Astor.

Brig. Gen. Crawford, Brig. Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, and Chief of War Plans Division General Leonard Gerow, Washington, DC, 26 Jan 1942 (US National Archives)

Brig. Gen. Crawford, Brig. Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, and Chief of War Plans Division General Leonard Gerow, Washington, DC, 26 Jan 1942 (US National Archives)