Today in World War II History—June 24, 1942
Friday, June 24, 2022 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—June 24, 1942: Maj. Gen. Dwight Eisenhower arrives in Britain to assume command of US European Theater of Operations (ETOUSA), including North Africa.
German troops under Field Marshal Erwin Rommel invade Egypt.
Allied POWs begin work on a 294-mile extension of the Burma-Thailand Railway under brutal conditions.