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Today in World War II History—December 12, 1942

US War Bond poster, 1942

US War Bond poster, 1942

80 Years Ago—Dec. 12, 1942: Germans under Gen. Erich von Manstein launch offensive in attempt to relieve encircled troops at Stalingrad.

M3 submachine gun (nicknamed “grease gun”) enters service with US Army.

UCLA football team beats USC for the first time, 14-7; a war bond drive at the game raises $2 million.

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