“One thing that might help win this war is to get someone to shoot [Admiral ernest] King.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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1. World War One German pilots considered this plane to be their best fighter.

 
 
 
 

2. The US Congress adopted the design of the American Flag in this year.

 
 
 
 

3. This German general was the first person ever to use the term “total war”.

 
 
 
 




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