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Today in World War II History—September 26, 1939 & 1944

Interior of a B-29 Superfortress, showing the rear pressurized cabin, equipped with four bunks to give crew members a chance for rest on a long mission, June 1944 (US Air Force photo)

Interior of a B-29 Superfortress, showing the rear pressurized cabin, equipped with four bunks to give crew members a chance for rest on a long mission, June 1944 (US Air Force photo)

80 Years Ago—September 26, 1939: British first use naval air warning radar, during a Luftwaffe attack on carrier HMS Ark Royal.

Polish Home Army (Armia Krajowa) is established in Warsaw.

75 Years Ago—Sept. 26, 1944: US 20th Bomber Command B-29 Superfortresses bomb Manchuria, the command’s largest mission to date (98 bombers).