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Today in World War II History—June 17, 1942

German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel observing the field near El Alamein, Egypt, 18 Jun 1942 (German Federal Archive: Bild 146-2002-010-05A)

German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel observing the field near El Alamein, Egypt, 18 Jun 1942 (German Federal Archive: Bild 146-2002-010-05A)

75 Years Ago—June 17, 1942: In Libya, Germans take British fortress El Adem, the last obstacle before the Egyptian border, and secure the coastal road near Bardia, completely isolating Tobruk.

Four German saboteurs are landed by U-584 at Ponte Vedra Beach near Jacksonville, Florida.

Yank is first published, a weekly magazine for overseas servicemen produced by US Army enlisted men.

Jane Randolph on the cover of the debut issue of Yank, the Army Weekly, June 17, 1942 (US Army).

Jane Randolph on the cover of the debut issue of Yank, the Army Weekly, June 17, 1942 (US Army).