75 Years Ago—Oct. 26, 1942: At El Alamein, British take Kidney Ridge.
Center and Eastern Task Forces depart Britain for Torch landings in Oran and Algiers, Algeria.
In Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, Japanese carrier aircraft damage carrier USS Hornet (sinks the next day) and carrier USS Enterprise.
First American Red Cross Clubmobiles begin service to US troops in Britain.