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Today in World War II History—Nov. 9, 1942

Royal Canadian Mounted Police mug shots of Werner Janowski, 1942 (National Archives of Canada)

Royal Canadian Mounted Police mug shots of Werner Janowski, 1942 (National Archives of Canada)

75 Years Ago—Nov. 9, 1942: German planes transport troops to El Aouina Airfield in French Tunisia to combat Allied landings in Algeria.

Germans force Danish King Christian to appoint pro-Nazi Erik Scavenius as prime minister.

German spy Werner Janowski is landed by U-boat U-518 at New Carlisle, Quebec, but is arrested within hours on a tip from a suspicious hotel clerk.

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