Today in World War II History—Dec. 31, 1942
75 Years Ago—Dec. 31, 1942: Battle of the Barents Sea: German cruiser force fails to stop Allied convoy JW-51B, last major German naval sortie with surface ships; this defeat will lead to Grand Adm. Erich Raeder’s resignation from command of the German Navy.
Times Square New Year’s ball drop replaced with moment of silence due to blackout.