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Today in World War II History—April 1, 1943

Monument to the US 2nd Ranger Battalion at Pointe du Hoc in Normandy, France (Photo: Sarah Sundin, September 2017)

Monument to the US 2nd Ranger Battalion at Pointe du Hoc in Normandy, France (Photo: Sarah Sundin, September 2017)

75 Years Ago—Apr. 1, 1943: In Tunisia, US II Corps falls back at Fondouk after heavy losses.

US Army 2nd Ranger Battalion is activated at Camp Forrest, Tullahoma TN; three companies from this battalion will later climb the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc on D-day.