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Today in World War II History—May 25, 1942

Camp Stoneman, Pittsburg, CA, June 1942 (US National Archives)

Camp Stoneman, Pittsburg, CA, June 1942 (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—May 25, 1942: US Army opens Camp Stoneman in Pittsburg, CA, to process soldiers heading to the Pacific.

Andrew Higgins’s landing craft competes with Navy landing craft at Norfolk, VA; the Higgins boat defeats Navy boat in all categories and will be produced as the LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle or Personnel).

American troops en route to the invasion beach aboard LCVP landing craft, Normandy, France, 6 Jun 1944 (US Coast Guard photo)

American troops en route to the invasion beach aboard LCVP landing craft, Normandy, France, 6 Jun 1944 (US Coast Guard photo)