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Today in World War II History—Oct. 18, 1942

Vice Adm. William Halsey, 1941 (US Naval History and Heritage Command)

Vice Adm. William Halsey, 1941 (US Naval History and Heritage Command)

75 Years Ago—Oct. 18, 1942: Hitler orders execution of all Allied commandos taken prisoner, even if in uniform.

Vice Adm. William Halsey replaces Vice Adm. Robert Ghormley as Commander South Pacific Area and South Pacific Force.