Today in World War II History—September 1, 1942
80 Years Ago—Sept. 1, 1942: In Egypt, British lure German tanks into soft sand between Alam Halfa and Ruweisat Ridges and then attacks.
In Egypt, Luftwaffe fighter pilot Hans Marseille shoots down 16 RAF fighters in 3 missions.
Federal judge in California upholds detention of Japanese-Americans.
German Army Group A reaches the Black Sea in the Caucasus and takes port of Anapa.