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Today in World War II History—Dec. 22, 1942

Recruitment poster for US Army Nurse Corps, WWII

Recruitment poster for US Army Nurse Corps, WWII

75 Years Ago—Dec. 22, 1942: British & US troops launch assault on Longstop Hill, Tunisia.

US Seventh Air Force sends 24 B-24s to bomb Wake Island, the first air attack in the Central Pacific, a 4300-mile mission.

US Congress authorizes relative rank for Army and Navy Nurse Corps; pay same as for male officers without dependents.