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Today in World War II History—September 25, 1942

Girls from Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles, CA, train in marksmanship with the High School Victory Corps, 1942 (US National Archives: 196476)

Girls from Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles, CA, train in marksmanship with the High School Victory Corps, 1942 (US National Archives: 196476)

80 Years Ago—Sept. 25, 1942: Australians launch offensive toward Ioribaiwa on Kokoda Trail, New Guinea.

In first joint US-Canadian mission, US Eleventh Air Force and Royal Canadian Air Force bomb Kiska in the Aleutians.

Camp Pendleton is officially established in California, the main Marine Corps facility on the West Coast.

US establishes High School Victory Corps for wartime training and service.

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