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Today in World War II History—June 29, 1942

Benito Mussolini inspecting German troops, Sicily, 25 Jun 1942 (German Federal Archive: Bild 146-2006-0102)

Benito Mussolini inspecting German troops, Sicily, 25 Jun 1942 (German Federal Archive: Bild 146-2006-0102)

75 Years Ago—June 29, 1942: Capt. Charles Kegelman of the US 15th Bombardment Squadron, flying with 12 RAF Bostons to Hazebrouck, France, becomes first Eighth AF member to bomb Nazi-occupied Europe.

Germans take Mersa Matruh, Egypt.

Mussolini flies to Egypt with his white horse, anticipating victory parade in Cairo.