Today in World War II History—Aug. 7, 1942
75 Years Ago—Aug. 7, 1942: US Marines land on Guadalcanal in the Solomons; the first US offensive of the war.
Lt. Gen. William Gott, new commander of the British Eighth Army, is killed in a plane crash in Egypt.
US Western Defense Command announces completion of detention of 119,000 Japanese-Americans.