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Today in World War II History—September 5, 1941

Boeing B-17E Flying Fortress in flight, 1942 (US Air Force photo)

Boeing B-17E Flying Fortress in flight, 1942 (US Air Force photo)

80 Years Ago—Sept. 5, 1941: Children under 12 are evacuated from Moscow as the Nazis advance.

Maiden flight of B-17E model of the Boeing Flying Fortress heavy bomber (added tail gun, radio gun, top turret gun & ball turret gun); 512 will be made through May 1943.

Nationwide movie premiere of Citizen Kane (New York premiere May 1, 1941).

Movie poster for the US release of Citizen Kane, 1941 (public domain via Wikipedia)

Movie poster for the US release of Citizen Kane, 1941 (public domain via Wikipedia)