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Today in World War II History—December 24, 1942

General Eisenhower, Admiral Darlan, Maj. Gen. Mark W. Clark, and Robert Murphy of US State Department at the negotiations in Algiers, 13 November 1942 (US Army Center of Military History)

General Eisenhower, Admiral Darlan, Maj. Gen. Mark W. Clark, and Robert Murphy of US State Department at the negotiations in Algiers, 13 November 1942 (US Army Center of Military History)

80 Years Ago—Dec. 24, 1942: Soviets take Tatsinskaya Airfield, one of the two airfields used for the Luftwaffe airlift to German troops in besieged Stalingrad.

In Algiers, Algeria, Adm. François Darlan, Free French commander in North Africa, is assassinated by Fernand Bonnier de la Chapelle, a French royalist who opposed Darlan as a former German collaborationist.

South African boxing champion Sydney Leibbrandt, a German spy intending to start a revolt in South Africa, is arrested near Johannesburg; his death sentence will be commuted due to his sporting fame.

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