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Today in World War II History—December 1, 1940 & 1945

Two Long Range Desert Group trucks armed with water cooled Vickers guns (British government photo)

Two Long Range Desert Group trucks armed with water cooled Vickers guns (British government photo)

80 Years Ago—Dec. 1, 1940: First attack by Long Range Desert Group, a British commando group based in Egypt.

Maj. Gen. Thomas Holcomb is appointed for his second term as US Marine Corps Commandant.

Brig.-Gen. Manuel Ávila Camacho becomes President of Mexico.

Capt. Sue S. Dauser, Superintendent of the US Navy Nurse Corps, 1939-45 (US Navy photo: 80-G-1037202)

Capt. Sue S. Dauser, Superintendent of the US Navy Nurse Corps, 1939-45 (US Navy photo: 80-G-1037202)

75 Years Ago—Dec. 1, 1945: Allies arrest seventy-six German industrialists who helped Hitler.

Capt. Sue Dauser receives Distinguished Service Medal for leadership of the US Navy Nurse Corps, the first awarded to a nurse.

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