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Today in World War II History—Oct. 9, 1943

B-17F of US 94th Bomb Group over Marienburg, Germany, 9 October 1943 (US National Archives)

B-17F of US 94th Bomb Group over Marienburg, Germany, 9 October 1943 (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—Oct. 9, 1943: US Eighth Air Force sends 378 B-17 and B-24 bombers to bomb Marienburg, Anklam, Danzig, and Gdynia—their longest mission to date, which allows them to surprise the Germans.