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Today in World War II History—Sept. 15, 1940 & 1945

Condensation trails left by British and German aircraft after a dogfight over Britain, 18 September 1940 (Imperial War Museum: 4700-37 H 4219)

Condensation trails left by British and German aircraft after a dogfight over Britain, 18 September 1940 (Imperial War Museum: 4700-37 H 4219)

80 Years Ago—Sept. 15, 1940: Battle of Britain Day: RAF deters a 500-plane attack on London and shoots down 56 German planes, while losing 26.

Gandhi says his All-India Congress Party will neither help nor hinder the British war effort.

Patch of the US Fifteenth Air Force, WWII

Patch of the US Fifteenth Air Force, WWII

75 Years Ago—Sept. 15, 1945: US Fifteenth Air Force, which flew strategic bombing missions from Italy to Nazi-occupied Europe, is inactivated.

British ships arrive at Jakarta, Sumatra, but do not land due to conflict between Indonesians and Japanese.

Movie premiere of Along the Navajo Trail, starring Roy Rogers & Dale Evans.

One Response to “Today in World War II History—Sept. 15, 1940 & 1945”

  1. Crystal

    Wow now that’s history I forgot about. I wasn’t born yet but love reading the history.
    Love the puppy pictures.

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