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Today in World War II History—Apr. 10, 1943

Bombs from B-17s hitting Italian heavy cruiser Trieste, 10 April 1943 (US Army Air Forces photo)

Bombs from B-17s hitting Italian heavy cruiser Trieste, 10 April 1943 (US Army Air Forces photo)

75 Years Ago—Apr. 10, 1943: US Twelfth Air Force B-17s sink Italian heavy cruiser Trieste at La Maddalena, Sardinia.

British Eighth Army takes port of Sfax, Tunisia.

US Department of Agriculture establishes Women’s Land Army: during WWII, 1.5 million women from non-farming backgrounds will serve on farms.

US poster for the Women’s Land Army, WWII

US poster for the Women’s Land Army, WWII