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Today in World War II History—Oct. 10, 1942

Gen. George Patton and Rear Admiral Kent Hewitt aboard cruiser USS Augusta, off Morocco during Operation Torch, 8 or 9 Nov 1942 (US National Archives)

Gen. George Patton and Rear Admiral Kent Hewitt aboard cruiser USS Augusta, off Morocco during Operation Torch, 8 or 9 Nov 1942 (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—Oct. 10, 1942: Rear Adm. Kent Hewitt appointed commander of Western Naval Task Force for Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa.

Bing Crosby’s recording of “White Christmas” is released.