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Today in World War II History—Oct. 17, 1942

US Army V-Disc with Bing Crosby recordings of “White Christmas” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” 1945 (public domain via Wikipedia)

US Army V-Disc with Bing Crosby recordings of “White Christmas” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” 1945 (public domain via Wikipedia)

75 Years Ago—Oct. 17, 1942: Luftwaffe abandons daylight raids against Malta.

Germans take Tractor Factory in Stalingrad.

Abel’s Field opens at Fasari, New Guinea, named after missionary Cecil Abel who constructed the airfield with native help.

New song in Top Ten: “White Christmas.”