b-blog

Today in World War II History—Aug. 16, 1942

Patch of the US 101st Airborne Division

Patch of the US 101st Airborne Division

75 Years Ago—Aug. 16, 1942: US airfield on Guadalcanal is named Henderson Field after Midway hero Maj. Lofton Henderson.

German bombers conduct first major air raid on Stalingrad.

US 101st Airborne Division activated at Camp Claiborne, LA under Maj. Gen. William Lee.

Battleship USS Alabama is commissioned at Norfolk, VA.