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Today in World War II History—Aug. 12, 1942

Clark Gable and a B-17 with the US Eighth Air Force in England, 1943 (public domain via Wikipedia)

Clark Gable and a B-17 with the US Eighth Air Force in England, 1943 (public domain via Wikipedia)

75 Years Ago—Aug. 12, 1942: First Moscow Conference opens: Churchill and Stalin meet for the first time, discuss opening a second front.

Light cruiser USS Cleveland performs successful test of VT proximity-fuzed antiaircraft shells in Chesapeake Bay.

Actor Clark Gable enlists in US Army Air Force.