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Today in World War II History—Aug. 24, 1942

Bomb exploding on the flight deck of carrier USS Enterprise during Battle of the Eastern Solomons, 24 Aug 1942 (US National Archives)

Bomb exploding on the flight deck of carrier USS Enterprise during Battle of the Eastern Solomons, 24 Aug 1942 (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—Aug. 24, 1942: In the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, aircraft from carrier USS Saratoga sink Japanese carrier Ryujo; Japanese carrier aircraft damage carrier USS Enterprise.

In one of the last cavalry charges in history, Italians successfully charge Soviets at Izbushensky, Russia.

US and Mexico agree to allow Mexican temporary farm workers in US; 200,000 Mexican braceros will work in US during war.

US poster, WWII

US poster, WWII

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