Today in World War II History—Nov. 6, 1942 POSTED: Monday, November 6, 2017 by Sarah Sundin European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operation ribbon, WWII 75 Years Ago—Nov. 6, 1942: US Marines take Koli Point, Guadalcanal. US authorizes three Theater of Operation ribbons—US, Europe/Africa, Pacific/Asia. First WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) report for shore duty.