Today in World War II History—August 4, 1942
Thursday, August 4, 2022 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—Aug. 4, 1942: First P-38 Lightning aerial combat and victory in the Pacific: US Eleventh Air Force P-38s shoot down 2 Japanese H6K flying boats in the Aleutians.
First trainload of Belgian Jews is deported to Auschwitz.
Movie premiere of musical Holiday Inn, starring Bing Crosby & Fred Astaire.