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Today in World War II History—June 26, 1944

Frances Green, Margaret (Peg) Kirchner, Ann Waldner and Blanche Osborn leaving their B-17, “Pistol Packin’ Mama,” at the four-engine school at Lockbourne AAF, Ohio, during WASP ferry training (USAF photo)

Frances Green, Margaret (Peg) Kirchner, Ann Waldner and Blanche Osborn leaving their B-17, “Pistol Packin’ Mama,” at the four-engine school at Lockbourne AAF, Ohio, during WASP ferry training (USAF photo)

75 Years Ago—June 26, 1944: Germans institute curfew in Copenhagen, Denmark after a wave of sabotage; citizens begin massive civil strike.

In Normandy, British launch Operation Epsom in attempt to take Caen.

US Army Air Force orders WASP (Women’s Airforce Service Pilots) program dissolved in December; women aren’t notified until October.

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