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Today in World War II History—August 4, 1942

Movie poster for Holiday Inn, starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, 1942 (Paramount Pictures, public domain via Wikipedia)

Movie poster for Holiday Inn, starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, 1942 (Paramount Pictures, public domain via Wikipedia)

Patch of the US Eleventh Air Force

Patch of the US Eleventh Air Force

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.

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