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Today in World War II History—December 26, 1940 & 1945

Shoulder patch of the British Combined Operations in WWII (albatross for the RAF, submachine gun for the Army, anchor for the Navy)

Shoulder patch of the British Combined Operations in WWII (albatross for the RAF, submachine gun for the Army, anchor for the Navy)

80 Years Ago—Dec. 26, 1940: Movie premiere of Philadelphia Story, starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and James Stewart.

75 Years Ago—Dec. 26, 1945: British Admiral of the Fleet Roger Keyes, Chief of Combined Operations 1940-41 (commando raids coordinated between British Army, Royal Navy, and RAF, dies in Tingewick, Buckinghamshire.

Adm. Chen Shaokuan is relieved of command of the Chinese Navy for refusing Kai-shek’s order to attack communist forces.

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