Today in World War II History—Dec. 9, 1942
75 Years Ago—Dec. 9, 1942: US Marines under Lt. Gen. Alexander Vandegrift turn over operations on Guadalcanal to US Army under Maj. Gen. Alexander Patch.
Thurleigh Army Airfield, home of the US 306th Bombardment Group, becomes the first British base officially turned over to the US Army Air Forces.