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Today in World War II History—Oct. 29, 1942

Cpl. Refines Sims Jr., left, and Pvt. Alfred Jalufkamet of the US Army Corps of Engineers meeting in the middle after completing construction of the Alcan Highway, 1942. (US Army Corps of Engineers photo)

Cpl. Refines Sims Jr., left, and Pvt. Alfred Jalufkamet of the US Army Corps of Engineers meeting in the middle after completing construction of the Alcan Highway, 1942. (US Army Corps of Engineers photo)

75 Years Ago—Oct. 29, 1942: At El Alamein, German troops under Rommel make a heavy attack against Australians on the northern flank.

US completes construction of Alcan Highway, connecting Alaska to the “Lower Forty-Eight” (officially opens 11/26).