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Today in World War II History—December 20, 1940 & 1945

RAF Spitfire Mark VB, No. 222 Squadron, North Weald, Essex, 1942 (Imperial War Museum: COL 188)

RAF Spitfire Mark VB, No. 222 Squadron, North Weald, Essex, 1942 (Imperial War Museum: COL 188)

80 Years Ago—Dec. 20, 1940: Two RAF Spitfires strafe Breck and Le Touquet, France, in first RAF “Rhubarb” daytime offensive fighter operation.

Captain America comic book premieres, cover dated March 1941.

75 Years Ago—Dec. 20, 1945: As a result of Austria’s elections, acting Chancellor Karl Renner becomes president and Leopold Figl becomes chancellor.

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