80 Years Ago—Dec. 3, 1940: Britain allots each person an extra 4 oz of sugar and 2 oz of tea for Christmas.
CBS correspondent William Shirer makes his final broadcast from Berlin.
75 Years Ago—Dec. 3, 1945: First British jet landing on a carrier: Lt. Cdr. Eric “Winkle” Brown lands a Vampire on HMS Ocean.
America’s first jet fighter group becomes operational, the 412th Fighter Group, equipped with P-80s at March Field, CA.