Today in World War II History—September 24, 1942
Saturday, September 24, 2022 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—Sept. 24, 1942: Over Stalingrad, Soviet pilot Olga Yamschchikova becomes the first female pilot to shoot down an enemy aircraft.
Hitler dismisses Gen. Franz Halder, Chief of Army General Staff, for criticizing policy; he is replaced by Gen. Kurt Zeitzler.
In occupied France, Germans intern 1400 US citizens ages 16-65, including 400 women, through September 26.