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Today in World War II History—June 6, 1943

US pilots training to fly the North American A-36A Apache, Louisiana, 1943 (US Army Air Force photo)

US pilots training to fly the North American A-36A Apache, Louisiana, 1943 (US Army Air Force photo)

75 Years Ago—June 6, 1943: North American A-36 Apache (fighter-bomber version of the P-51 Mustang) flies first combat mission in US Twelfth Air Force mission to Pantelleria in the Mediterranean.

Future actor Paul Newman enlists in US Navy, age 18.

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