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February 12, 1942

Battleship USS Nevada refloated after being sunk on 7 Dec 1941 and ready to be moved to dry dock, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 17 Feb 1942 (US Navy photo: NH 50105)

Battleship USS Nevada refloated after being sunk on 7 Dec 1941 and ready to be moved to dry dock, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 17 Feb 1942 (US Navy photo: NH 50105)

80 Years Ago—Feb. 12, 1942: “Channel Dash”: Royal Navy and RAF detect and attack German fleet transferring from Brest, France, to Wilhelmshaven, Germany; little damage to German ships; 42 British aircraft & 17 German aircraft are lost.

US Tenth Air Force is activated at Patterson Fd. OH, under Maj. Gen. Lewis Brereton, to be based in New Delhi, India.

Battleship USS Nevada is refloated at Pearl Harbor, will sail to Puget Sound, WA, for repairs—she will participate in the bombardment of Normandy on D-day.

Patch of the US Tenth Air Force, WWII

Patch of the US Tenth Air Force, WWII

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