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Today in World War II History—Jan. 21, 1942

General Erwin Rommel and officers at El Agheila, Libya, 12 Jan 1942 (German Federal Archive: Bild 183-1982-0927-503)

General Erwin Rommel and officers at El Agheila, Libya, 12 Jan 1942 (German Federal Archive: Bild 183-1982-0927-503)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 21, 1942: German forces under Gen. Erwin Rommel attack British at El Agheila, Libya; will drive 350 miles in 17 days.

Japanese begin air offensive against New Guinea.