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Today in World War II History—Oct. 9, 1942

WAVES recruitment poster, US, WWII75 Years Ago—Oct. 9, 1942: US Eighth Air Force bombs Lille, France in its first mission with B-24 Liberators, first mission with over 100 bombers, and the first mission for the 306th Bomb Group.

On Guadalcanal, Marines cross Matanikau River, pushing Japanese out of artillery range of Henderson Field.

First WAVES enlisted schools open at Stillwater, OK (yeoman), Bloomington, IN (storekeeper), and Madison, WI (radioman).