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Today in World War II History—Sept. 10, 1940 & 1945

USS Midway (CVB-41) after her commissioning, Hampton Roads, VA, 10 September 1945 (US Navy photo)

USS Midway (CVB-41) after her commissioning, Hampton Roads, VA, 10 September 1945 (US Navy photo)

80 Years Ago—Sept. 10, 1940: In London bombing raid, Luftwaffe hits Victoria Station and Buckingham Palace.

75 Years Ago—Sept. 10, 1945: Norwegian Nazi collaborator Vidkun Quisling is sentenced to death for treason; he will be executed on October 24.

Midway-class carrier USS Midway is commissioned at Newport News, VA, currently a museum ship in San Diego, CA.