Today in World War II History—November 19, 1942
80 Years Ago—Nov. 19, 1942: Soviets launch offensive at Stalingrad against the weak German northern flank, the high point of German expansion on the Eastern Front.
US troops first fight Germans in Tunisia, at Medjez el Bab.
British commandos fly by glider to raid heavy water plant in Telemark, Norway; glider crashes, 23 survivors are captured by the Germans and executed.
Movie premiere of You Were Never Lovelier, starring Fred Astaire & Rita Hayworth.