Today in World War II History—Nov. 24, 1942 POSTED: Friday, November 24, 2017 by Sarah Sundin Crew of M3 Grant medium tank, US 13th Armored Regiment, Souk el Arba, Tunisia, 23 Nov 1942 (US Army Signal Corps photo) 75 Years Ago—Nov. 24, 1942: Hitler orders troops trapped in Stalingrad not to retreat or surrender. US renews offensive in Tunisia toward Tunis and Bizerte. News from the Polish underground of mass extermination of Jews is broadcast in the US.