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Today in World War II History 75 Years Ago—Oct. 25, 1942

US Marines at the mouth of the Matakikau River, 24 October 1942 (US Army Center of Military History)

US Marines at the mouth of the Matakikau River, 24 October 1942 (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—Oct. 25, 1942: German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel returns to Battle of El Alamein in Egypt after medical treatment in Germany.

On Guadalcanal, Japanese attack Lunga perimeter and at the Matanikau River, but are repulsed.