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Today in World War II History—Dec. 30, 1942

Diagram of combat box bomber formations used by US Eighth Air Force, summer 1943 (US Army Air Forces diagram)

Diagram of combat box bomber formations used by US Eighth Air Force, summer 1943 (US Army Air Forces diagram)

75 Years Ago—Dec. 30, 1942: US Eighth Air Force first uses “combat box” formation to better protect bombers from German fighters.

Henry Kaiser opens Kaiser steel plant in Fontana, CA.

Frank Sinatra performs at New York’s Paramount Theater to screaming fans, his breakout performance.

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