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Today in World War II History—September 22, 1942

Damaged buildings in southern Stalingrad, Russia, 23 Sep 1942 (German Federal Archive: Bild 169-0882)

Damaged buildings in southern Stalingrad, Russia, 23 Sep 1942 (German Federal Archive: Bild 169-0882)

US Army rank insignia for master sergeant, WWII

US Army rank insignia for master sergeant, WWII

80 Years Ago—Sept. 22, 1942: Germans split Soviet 62nd Army in Stalingrad and occupy the southern half of the city.

US Army raises grade of first sergeant to that of master sergeant and adds third “rocker” to chevron.

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