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Today in World War II History—January 11, 1943

Chinese and British officials after the signing of the Sino-British Treaty for Relinquishment of Extra-Territorial Rights in China, Chongqing, China, 11 Jan 1943; Front row from left: Wellington Koo, Horace James Seymour, T.V. Soong, Hugh Edward Richardson, Wu Guozhen (public domain via Wikipedia)

Chinese and British officials after the signing of the Sino-British Treaty for Relinquishment of Extra-Territorial Rights in China, Chongqing, China, 11 Jan 1943; Front row from left: Wellington Koo, Horace James Seymour, T.V. Soong, Hugh Edward Richardson, Wu Guozhen (public domain via Wikipedia)

Patch of the US Twelfth Air Force, WWII

Patch of the US Twelfth Air Force, WWII

80 Years Ago—Jan. 11, 1943: US, Britain, and China sign treaties giving up US and British extraterritorial rights in China.

US Twelfth Air Force begins anti-shipping patrols in Sicilian straits.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt departs from Miami for the Casablanca Conference on Pan Am’s Dixie Clipper, the first US president to fly in an airplane while in office, and the first president to leave the US during time of war.

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