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Today in World War II History—July 9, 1942

History of United States Naval Operations in World War II, volume 1, by Samuel Eliot Morison

History of United States Naval Operations in World War II, volume 1, by Samuel Eliot Morison

75 Years Ago—July 9, 1942: German Army Group South divided into Army Group A and Army Group B.

US Navy assigns Lt. Cdr. Samuel Eliot Morison the task of writing the US naval history of WWII, which will run to 15 volumes.

In British convoy WP-183 off Lyme Bay, German torpedo boats sink five cargo ships and an antisubmarine trawler.