Today in World War II History—August 7, 1942
80 Years Ago—Aug. 7, 1942: US Marines land on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands in the first US offensive of the war.
Lt. Gen. William Gott, new commander of the British Eighth Army, is killed when his plane is shot down in Egypt.
US Western Defense Command announces completion of the detention of 119,000 Japanese-Americans.