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Today in World War II History—Dec. 27, 1942

Gen. Andrei Vlasov and Heinrich Himmler on cover of Signal magazine (Norwegian), 1943 (public domain via Wikipedia)

Gen. Andrei Vlasov and Heinrich Himmler on cover of Signal magazine (Norwegian), 1943 (public domain via Wikipedia)

75 Years Ago—Dec. 27, 1942: Anti-Stalin Soviet POWs form Smolensk Committee to persuade Soviets to fight for the Germans; 50,000 will do so in Russian Liberation Army under Gen. Andrei Vlasov.

Gen. Henri Giraud replaces assassinated Adm. François Darlan as high commissioner of French North & West Africa.

NFL Champions Washington Redskins defeated by All-Star team in final All-Star football game.