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Today in World War II History—Apr. 4, 1943

US poster commemorating the five Sullivan brothers who died in the sinking of the USS Juneau in November 1942

US poster commemorating the five Sullivan brothers who died in the sinking of the USS Juneau in November 1942

75 Years Ago—Apr. 4, 1943: Mrs. Thomas Sullivan christens destroyer USS The Sullivans in honor of her five sons killed in the sinking of light cruiser USS Juneau in November 1942.

US II Corps takes Hill 369 near El Guettar, Tunisia, after a long battle.

Twelve US & Filipino POWs escape from Davao Penal Colony on Mindanao, the only large-scale escape in the Pacific war; 11 survive and bring word of the Bataan Death March.

2 Responses to “Today in World War II History—Apr. 4, 1943”

  1. Roma Davidson

    I just want to thank you so much for these daily “Today in World War II History” emails. I have loved receiving them and look forward to them every day. Thank you and please keep them coming!