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Today in World War II History—June 8, 1942

US Navy pilot Ensign George Gay, survivor of Battle of Midway, Pearl Harbor Naval Hospital, 7 Jun 1942 (US National Archives)

US Navy pilot Ensign George Gay, survivor of Battle of Midway, Pearl Harbor Naval Hospital, 7 Jun 1942 (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—June 8, 1942: US Army, European Theater of Operations (ETOUSA) formed under Maj. Gen. James Chaney, replacing USAFBI (US Army Forces in British Isles).

Due to victory at Midway, US cancels the invasion alert for the US West Coast.

Bing Crosby records “Silent Night.”