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Today in World War II History—Dec. 8, 1942

US poster, WWII

US poster, WWII

75 Years Ago—Dec. 8, 1942: Gen. Hans-Jürgin von Arnim replaces Gen. Walther Nehring over German forces in Tunisia.

Germans disarm French in Tunisia and seize ships.

Eight US PT boats (torpedo boats) turn back eight Japanese destroyers attempting to reinforce Guadalcanal.

In the US, production of artificial rubber is given top priority above other war production programs.