Today in World War II History

70 Years Ago—July 4, 1942: First US 8th Air Force operation: 6 A-20s fly with RAF to DeKooy Airfield, Netherlands. Over 100 magazines show US flag on cover for “United We Stand” campaign (Read more about the campaign at the Smithsonian Institute). New song in the Top Ten: “Jingle, Jangle, Jingle.” In Allied Convoy PQ-17, 22 of 33 ships are sunk by U-boats on way to Murmansk, Russia.