Today in World War II History—Nov. 25, 1942 POSTED: Saturday, November 25, 2017 by Sarah Sundin Luftwaffe Ju 52 cargo plane approaching Stalingrad during the air lift, late 1942 (Australian War Memorial) 75 Years Ago—Nov. 25, 1942: Luftwaffe begins air lift to German troops surrounded in Stalingrad. British make deadly failed attempt to take Medjez el Bab, Tunisia. Greek resistance groups unite in order to sabotage German railroads and bridges.