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This Day In History: 1942-08-17

Task Force 17 leaves Pearl Harbor under Admiral George Murray on USS Hornet.   U.S. Marines led by Lt. Colonel Evans E. Carlson raided a Japanese seaplane base on Makin Island.   Transport #20 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany.  U.S. 8th Air Force bombers stage first independent raid on Europe, attacking Rouen, France.

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