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Today in World War II History—July 31, 1942

Patch of the US Fifth Air Force, WWII

Patch of the US Fifth Air Force, WWII

75 Years Ago—July 31, 1942: Germans cross River Don in the Ukraine.

US Fifth Air Force B-17s begin 7-day bombardment of Guadalcanal and Tulagi in preparation for US invasion.

Off Halifax, RCAF Hudson sinks U-754, the first U-boat sunk by Canadian aircraft.