Today in World War II History—November 8, 1939 & 1944
80 Years Ago—November 8, 1939: Finland refuses Soviet demand for territory.
75 Years Ago—Nov. 8, 1944: Canadians secure Walcheren and the Scheldt Estuary to protect port of Antwerp, Belgium.
US Third Army begins offensive against Siegfried line toward Metz, France.
761st Tank Battalion, the first African-American tank unit, enters combat with US Third Army.
After his 258th victory, Luftwaffe ace Walter Nowotny is killed as his Me 262 jet is shot down by two US P-51 Mustangs.
British launch offensive in western Burma toward Akyab.