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Today in World War II History—Aug. 7, 1940 & 1945

Nakajima J9Y Kikka preparing for its first flight, Kisarazu Air Field, Japan, 7 Aug 1945 (public domain via Wikipedia)

Nakajima J9Y Kikka preparing for its first flight, Kisarazu Air Field, Japan, 7 Aug 1945 (public domain via Wikipedia)

80 Years Ago—Aug. 7, 1940: Germany annexes Alsace and Lorraine in France.

75 Years Ago—Aug. 7, 1945: Japanese first fly Nakajima J9Y Kikka jet fighter, essentially a copy of the German Messerschmitt Me 262.

Marshal Tito bans return of King Peter to Yugoslavia.