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Today in World War II History—October 28, 1939 & 1944

Heinkel He 111 bomber, September 1940 (German Federal Archives: Bild 101I-343-0694-21 / Schödl)

Heinkel He 111 bomber, September 1940 (German Federal Archives: Bild 101I-343-0694-21 / Schödl)

80 Years Ago—October 28, 1939: A Heinkel He 111 bomber is shot down over Scotland, the first German aircraft shot down over Britain.

75 Years Ago—Oct. 28, 1944: Bulgaria, which had fought with Germany, signs armistice with the Allies.

US B-29 Superfortress bombers fly first mission from the Mariana Islands—to Japanese base at Truk.