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Today in World War II History—September 7, 1939 & 1944

German troops at Westerplatte, Poland, 7 September 1939 (public domain via WW2 Database)

German troops at Westerplatte, Poland, 7 September 1939 (public domain via WW2 Database)

80 Years Ago—September 7, 1939: Britain sends out the first North Atlantic convoys from England.

Germans take Polish naval base of Westerplatte.

US fighters strafing German motor transport in France, 1944 (US Army Air Force photo)

US fighters strafing German motor transport in France, 1944 (US Army Air Force photo)

75 Years Ago—Sept. 7, 1944: US Ninth Air Force destroys five hundred German vehicles retreating in southern France.

Chinese secure Sung Shan region of Burma.

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