Today in World War II History—November 3, 1939 & 1944
80 Years Ago—November 3, 1939: Royal Navy chases Nazi-captured US freighter City of Flint into harbor at Haugesund, Norway, where she is seized by Norwegian sailors.
Movie premiere of John Ford historical drama Drums Along the Mohawk, starring Henry Fonda & Claudette Colbert.
75 Years Ago—Nov. 3, 1944: Canadians clear Breskens Pocket on the Scheldt Estuary in the Netherlands, taking 12,500 POWs.
Japanese begin releasing 9000 bomb-carrying balloons to float to the US (about 300 will arrive).