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Today in World War II History—Dec. 18, 1942

US Navy recruitment poster, 1944

US Navy recruitment poster, 1944

75 Years Ago—Dec. 18, 1942: Submarine USS Albacore sinks Japanese light cruiser Tenryu off New Guinea.

US Army lands on Musita Island off Buna, New Guinea.

Movie premiere of western Dawn on the Great Divide, starring Buck Jones, who was killed in the Cocoanut Grove Fire in Boston on Nov. 28.