Today in World War II History—July 31, 1942
80 Years Ago—July 31, 1942: Germans cross River Don in Ukraine.
US Fifth Air Force B-17s begin 7-day bombardment of Guadalcanal and Tulagi in preparation for the US invasion.
Off Halifax, Nova Scotia, an RCAF Hudson bomber sinks U-754, the first German U-boat sunk by Canadian aircraft.
Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service is established; 7000 will serve in the WRCNS as Wrens.