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Today in World War II History—June 25, 1942

Gen. Sir Claude Auchinleck, WWII (Imperial War Museum)

Gen. Sir Claude Auchinleck, WWII (Imperial War Museum)

75 Years Ago—June 25, 1942: Gen. Sir Claude Auchinleck replaces Lt. Gen. Neil Ritchie over British Eighth Army in Egypt.

Australian and US troops land at Milne Bay, New Guinea to build an airfield.