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Today in World War II History—Jan. 17, 1942

Arctic Convoy poster, British, WWII75 Years Ago—Jan. 17, 1942: Field Marshal Walther von Reichenau of German Army Group South dies of stroke.

British and South African troops take Halfaya Pass on Egyptian border and 5500 Axis POWs.

Off Murmansk, German U-boat U-454 sinks British destroyer Matabele in convoy PQ-8, first U-boat group action against an Allied Arctic convoy.