Today in World War II History—December 22, 1942
80 Years Ago—Dec. 22, 1942: British & US troops launch assault on Longstop Hill, Tunisia.
US Seventh Air Force sends 24 B-24s to bomb Wake Island, the first air attack in the Central Pacific, a 4300-mile mission.
Congress authorizes relative rank for Army Nurse Corps and Navy Nurse Corps; pay is the same as for male officers without dependents. Read more: “US Army Nursing in World War II: Training & Rank.”