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Today in World War II History—Dec. 10, 1942

At the Army Air Force School of Air Evacuation at Bowman Field, KY, student flight nurses learn how to handle patients with the aid of a mock-up fuselage of a Douglas C-47 transport. (National Museum of the USAF)

At the Army Air Force School of Air Evacuation at Bowman Field, KY, student flight nurses learn how to handle patients with the aid of a mock-up fuselage of a Douglas C-47 transport. (National Museum of the USAF)

75 Years Ago—Dec. 10, 1942: Germans strike at Medjez el Bab, Tunisia, but fail to take town.

The first US Medical Squadrons, Air Evacuation Transport (the 801st-806th) are activated at Bowman Field, Kentucky. Read more: “Medical Air Evacuation in World War II.”