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Today in World War II History—January 6, 1942

Combined Chiefs of Staff in Québec, Canada, August 23, 1943 (US government photo)

Combined Chiefs of Staff in Québec, Canada, August 23, 1943 (US government photo)

80 Years Ago—Jan. 6, 1942: Roosevelt’s State of the Union address calls for the production of 60,000 aircraft and 1.2 million tons of shipping in 1942.

Combined Chiefs of Staff (CCS) is formed, consisting of the British Chiefs of Staff & US Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Pan Am’s Pacific Clipper lands in New York City, the first commercial airplane to circumnavigate the globe, having left San Francisco for New Zealand Dec. 2, 1941, being stranded after Pearl Harbor, and forced to head west rather than back east.

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