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Today in World War II History—Aug. 30, 1942

US 54th Fighter Squadron P-38s, Adak, Alaska, 1942 (US Army Air Forces photo)

US 54th Fighter Squadron P-38s, Adak, Alaska, 1942 (US Army Air Forces photo)

75 Years Ago—Aug. 30, 1942: Battle of Alam Halfa Ridge begins near El Alamein as German troops under Rommel attempt to outflank the British.

US Army lands unopposed on Adak in Aleutians to build air and naval bases.