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Today in World War II History—November 30, 1942

US poster promoting war bond sales, 1942

US poster promoting war bond sales, 1942

80 Years Ago—Nov. 30, 1942: In Tunisia, Allied offensive halts between Tebourba and Djedeïda due to inadequate air power.

Battle of Tassafaronga: US ships repulse Japanese off Guadalcanal with heavy losses on both sides.

First flight of North American XP-51B Mustang (US Packard-built Merlin engine), at Inglewood, CA.

US First War Loan Drive begins, running through 12/23. (Read more: “World War II War Bonds”)

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