Today in World War II History

70 Years Ago—Nov. 2, 1942: At El Alamein, Montgomery’s British Eighth Army breaks German lines. In New Guinea, Australians reoccupy Kokoda and its airfield. Future Supreme Court justice Earl Warren is elected governor of California, and Will Rogers is elected to US Congress. Torpedo from U-518 hits dock at Bell Island, Newfoundland, only direct German attack on North American land in the war; two ships are sunk.