Today in World War II History—Oct. 24, 1942
75 Years Ago—Oct. 24, 1942: Main detachment of Western Naval Task Force leaves Hampton Roads, VA & Casco Bay, ME for Operation Torch landings in Morocco, under Rear Adm. Kent Hewitt.
Australians secure Goodenough Island off New Guinea.
New songs in Top Ten: “Dearly Beloved,” “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition.”