Today in World War II History

 B-17G of the 94th Bomb Group, at Bury St. Edmunds,
 England, shows damage sustained over Brunswick Germany,
11 January 1944.  (USAF Historical Research Agency)
70 Years Ago—Jan. 11, 1944: In the US Eighth Air Force raid on Brunswick, the 94th Bomb Group makes a rare second run on the target and receives the Presidential Unit Citation; however, the group loses 8 B-17s. Avenger aircraft from US escort carrier Block Island attack a U-boat using forward-firing rockets for the first time.