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Today in World War II History—Oct. 26, 1940

“Potato Pete” poster, British, WWII (Imperial War Museum)

“Potato Pete” poster, British, WWII (Imperial War Museum)

80 Years Ago—Oct. 26, 1940: British Ministry of Food subsidizes fish & chips shops to encourage potato consumption.

Registration for US draft is held in the Territory of Hawaii.

Maiden flight of prototype North American NA-73 Mustang (the future P-51) with an Allison engine at Mines Field, CA (now LAX).