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Today in World War II History—November 6, 1942

US recruitment poster for the WAVES, WWII (US National Archives: 513650)

US recruitment poster for the WAVES, WWII (US National Archives: 513650)

European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operation ribbon, WWII

European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operation ribbon, WWII

80 Years Ago—Nov. 6, 1942: US Marines cross Nalimbiu River on Guadalcanal.

US authorizes three Theater of Operation ribbons—US, Europe/Africa, and Pacific/Asia.

First WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) report for shore duty.

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