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Today in World War II History—Oct. 15, 1942

Soldiers of US 92nd Infantry Division with German prisoner captured in civilian clothes, Lucca, Italy, September 1944 (US National Archives)

Soldiers of US 92nd Infantry Division with German prisoner captured in civilian clothes, Lucca, Italy, September 1944 (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—Oct. 15, 1942: Japanese execute three American airmen captured after Doolittle raid.

US 92nd Infantry Division (“Buffalo Soldiers”) reactivated at Fort Huachuca AZ, composed of African-American troops.

US begins rationing of fuel oil for heating in the East and Midwest.

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