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Today in World War II History—Apr. 7, 1943

James Swett, WWII (US Marine Corps photo)

James Swett, WWII (US Marine Corps photo)

75 Years Ago—Apr. 7, 1943: Allied forces link in Tunisia: US II Corps driving east from Algeria and British Eighth Army driving west from Egypt meet at Sedkret en Noual.

Marine pilot Lt. James Swett shoots down seven Japanese planes on his first mission over Guadalcanal—the highest score yet by a US pilot on a single mission; he will receive the Medal of Honor for this.