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Today in World War II History—Nov. 12, 1942

Gen. Lewis Brereton, WWII (public domain via Wikipedia)

Gen. Lewis Brereton, WWII (public domain via Wikipedia)

75 Years Ago—Nov. 12, 1942: US Ninth AF formed in Egypt under Lt. Gen. Lewis Brereton.

Morocco and Algeria are in Allied hands (770 Americans and 240 British were killed in Torch landings).

Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond, CA launches Liberty Ship Robert E. Peary four days after the keel is laid, a wartime record.