Today in World War II History—Dec. 24, 1942
75 Years Ago—Dec. 24, 1942: Soviets take one of the two airfields used in Luftwaffe airlift to German troops in besieged Stalingrad.
In Algiers, Algeria, Adm. François Darlan, Free French commander in North Africa, is assassinated by Fernand Bonnier de la Chapelle, a French royalist who opposed Darlan as a former German collaborationist.