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Today in World War II History—March 22, 1941

Maj James A. Ellison reviews first class of Tuskegee Airmen, returning the salute of Mac Ross, one of the first graduates, Tuskegee Army Air Field, AL, 1941 (US Air Force photo)

Maj James A. Ellison reviews first class of Tuskegee Airmen, returning the salute of Mac Ross, one of the first graduates, Tuskegee Army Air Field, AL, 1941 (US Air Force photo)

80 Years Ago—Mar. 22, 1941: US 99th Pursuit Squadron is activated at Chanute Field, IL; will become the all-Black Tuskegee Airmen.

Grand Coulee Dam opens in Washington state, the world’s largest source of electric power.

Grand Coulee Dam, 1942 (Library of Congress: LC-USW33- 035035-C)

Grand Coulee Dam, 1942 (Library of Congress: LC-USW33- 035035-C)