Today in World War II History

P-51D of the US 361st Fighter Group,
US Eighth Air Force, 1944 (USAF photo)
70 Years Ago—Dec. 1, 1943: First use of US P-51 Mustang fighter planes in Europe, as US Ninth Air Force flies a sweep over France. Mussolini orders arrest of all Jews in Italy, but Italians shelter many.