Today in World War II History—December 1, 1940 & 1945
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 by Sarah Sundin
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.
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.