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

US War Bond poster, 1942

US War Bond poster, 1942

75 Years Ago—Dec. 12, 1942: Germans under Gen. Erich von Manstein launch offensive in attempt to relieve encircled troops at Stalingrad.

UCLA football team beats USC for the first time, 14-7; a war bond drive at the game raises $2 million.