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Today in World War II History—Apr. 30, 1943

US troops advancing near Hill 609 in Tunisia, 28 April 1943 (US Army Center of Military History)

US troops advancing near Hill 609 in Tunisia, 28 April 1943 (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—Apr. 30, 1943: In Tunisia, US II Corps takes Hill 609 en route to Mateur.

Operation Mincemeat: sub HMS Seraph puts corpse dressed as officer into the sea off Spain, with phony papers detailing Allied invasion of Greece—as a diversion from the actual planned invasion of Sicily; the Spanish send the papers to the Germans, who fall for the ruse.