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Today in World War II History—Aug. 20, 1940 & 1945

British poster, WWII (Imperial War Museum)

British poster, WWII (Imperial War Museum)

80 Years Ago—Aug. 20, 1940: Churchill praises RAF to House of Commons—“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”

Germans withdraw Ju 87 Stuka dive bombers from combat over Britain after heavy losses.

75 Years Ago—Aug. 20, 1945: Norwegian Nazi collaborator Vidkun Quisling is placed on trial for treason in Oslo; he will be executed.

US War Production Board lifts production controls on 210 consumer items.

Tommy Brown of the Brooklyn Dodgers becomes the youngest major league player to hit a home run, at age 17.

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