Today in World War II History—November 12, 1942
Saturday, November 12, 2022 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—Nov. 12, 1942: US Ninth Air Force is formed in Egypt under Lt. Gen. Lewis Brereton.
Morocco and Algeria are in Allied hands (770 Americans and 240 British were killed in Torch landings).
Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond, CA, launches Liberty Ship Robert E. Peary four days after the keel is laid, a wartime record.