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Today in World War II History—June 26, 1942

Allied supply dumps on fire, Mersa Matruh, Egypt, late June 1942 (public domain via WW2 Database)

Allied supply dumps on fire, Mersa Matruh, Egypt, late June 1942 (public domain via WW2 Database)

75 Years Ago—June 26, 1942: Germans and Italians attack British at Mersa Matruh, Egypt.

First flight of Grumman Hellcat shipboard XF6F-1 fighter plane.