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Today in World War II History—July 30, 1942

US poster, WWII75 Years Ago—July 30, 1942: First Battle of El Alamein ends when British Eighth Army goes to defensive in Egypt.

President Roosevelt signs legislation creating WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service).

Japanese invade Aru, Kei, Babar, and Tanimbar Islands in the Moluccas, Netherlands East Indies.

CBS Radio begins “Stage Door Canteen” program.