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Today in World War II History—August 12, 1942

Capt. Clark Gable and a B-17 Flying Fortress with the US Eighth Air Force in England, 12 June 1943 (US Army photo)

Capt. Clark Gable and a B-17 Flying Fortress with the US Eighth Air Force in England, 12 June 1943 (US Army photo)

80 Years Ago—Aug. 12, 1942: Second Moscow Conference opens: Churchill and Stalin meet for the first time and discuss opening a second front in the west.

In Chesapeake Bay, light cruiser USS Cleveland performs successful test of VT proximity-fuzed antiaircraft shells.

Actor Clark Gable enlists in the US Army Air Force.

2 responses to “Today in World War II History—August 12, 1942”

  1. Yeoman says:

    As always, great blog entries, but the conference that opened today was the Second, not the First, Moscow Conference.

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