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Today in World War II History—Dec. 7, 1942

Submarine USS Bowfin, Pearl Harbor (Photo: Sarah Sundin, 7 Nov 2016)

Submarine USS Bowfin, Pearl Harbor (Photo: Sarah Sundin, 7 Nov 2016)

75 Years Ago—Dec. 7, 1942: US forces on Guadalcanal shell Japanese positions to mark Pearl Harbor anniversary.

German U-boat U-515 sinks British troopship Ceramic off the Azores; 654 killed, including nurses and 12 children.

Submarine USS Bowfin is launched at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Maine, nicknamed the “Pearl Harbor Avenger,” now a museum ship at Pearl Harbor. (See pictures from my tour of the USS Bowfin).

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