Today in World War II History

70 Years Ago—Oct. 21, 1942: US Tenth Air Force heavy bombers fly first mission from China and first mission north of Yellow River. WWI ace Eddie Rickenbacker’s B-17 ditches in Pacific, crew afloat for 24 days. Congress passes Revenue Act of 1942, which raises $7 billion in new income taxes and reduces deductions, adding 13 million new taxpayers into the system. Movie premiere of For Me and My Gal with Gene Kelly & Judy Garland.