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Today in World War II History—October 15, 1942

Soldiers of US 92nd Infantry Division with German prisoner captured in civilian clothes, Lucca, Italy, September 1944 (US National Archives: 535566)

Soldiers of US 92nd Infantry Division with German prisoner captured in civilian clothes, Lucca, Italy, September 1944 (US National Archives: 535566)

80 Years Ago—Oct. 15, 1942: Japanese execute three American airmen captured after the Doolittle Raid.

US 92nd Infantry Division (“Buffalo Soldiers”) is 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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