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Today in World War II History—Nov. 1, 1942

US Marines cross the Matanikau River on Guadalcanal on a raft ferry in November 1942 (US Marine Corps photo)

US Marines cross the Matanikau River on Guadalcanal on a raft ferry in November 1942 (US Marine Corps photo)

75 Years Ago—Nov. 1, 1942: US Marines drive across Matanikau River on Guadalcanal.

US ceases production of liquor—warehouses contain a four-year stock.

US War Department designates Japanese aircraft with human names, initially with male names for fighters and female for all others.