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Today in World War II History—June 29, 1942

Photographer of the US Army Pictorial Service photographs troops in North Africa, 1944 (US National Archives)

Photographer of the US Army Pictorial Service photographs troops in North Africa, 1944 (US National Archives)

80 Years Ago—June 29, 1942: Capt. Charles Kegelman of the US 15th Bombardment Squadron, flying with 12 RAF Bostons to Hazebrouck, France, becomes the first Eighth Air Force member to bomb Nazi-occupied Europe.

Germans take Mersa Matruh, Egypt.

US Army Pictorial Service is established to take still and motion pictures for propaganda and training.

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