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Today in World War II History—Nov. 16, 1942

Troops of the US 128th Infantry Regiment passing through Simemi Village on way to Buna-Gona area, November 1942 (US Army Center of Military History)

Troops of the US 128th Infantry Regiment passing through Simemi Village on way to Buna-Gona area, November 1942 (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—Nov. 16, 1942: British troops coming from Algeria first encounter German troops in Tunisia.

In Papua New Guinea, US and Australians launch drive to clear Buna-Gona area.