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Today in World War II History—August 27, 1941

British railway poster, WWII

British railway poster, WWII

80 Years Ago—Aug. 27, 1941: American volunteer William Dunn, flying a Hurricane with RAF No. 71 Squadron, becomes the first US ace of World War II.

British government takes control of railways for the duration and financially compensates the owners.

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