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Today in World War II History—June 24, 1942

Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, 31 Dec 1943

Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, 31 Dec 1943

75 Years Ago—June 24, 1942: Maj. Gen. Dwight Eisenhower arrives in Britain to assume command of US European Theater of Operations (ETOUSA), including North Africa.

German troops under Field Marshal Erwin Rommel invade Egypt.

Allied POWs begin work on 294-mile extension of Burma-Thailand Railway under brutal conditions.