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Today in World War II History—Feb. 11, 1944

Lt. Richard Peterson, Maj. Leonard "Kit" Carson, Maj. John England, and Lt. Clarence "Bud" Anderson, the highest scoring aces of the US 357th Fighter Group (Imperial War Museum, American Air Museum)

Lt. Richard Peterson, Maj. Leonard “Kit” Carson, Maj. John England, and Lt. Clarence “Bud” Anderson, the highest scoring aces of the US 357th Fighter Group (Imperial War Museum, American Air Museum)

75 Years Ago—Feb. 11, 1944: First mission of the US 357th Fighter Group in P-51 Mustangs in England—this group would produce the most aces (42) in the US Eighth Air Force, including Leonard “Kit” Carson, Clarence “Bud” Anderson, and Chuck Yeager.

Soviets take Shepetovka, rail center west of Kiev in Ukraine.

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