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Today in World War II History—Aug. 14, 1943

Franklin Roosevelt, the Earl of Athlone, Mackenzie King, and Winston Churchill on the terrace at the Citadelle, Québec, Canada, Aug 1943 (Source: Imperial War Museum: TR 1347)

Franklin Roosevelt, the Earl of Athlone, Mackenzie King, and Winston Churchill on the terrace at the Citadelle, Québec, Canada, Aug 1943 (Source: Imperial War Museum: TR 1347)

75 Years Ago—Aug. 14, 1943: Quadrant Conference opens in Québec: Roosevelt and Churchill commit to landings in Normandy in 1944.

Under Eisenhower’s orders, Gen. George Patton apologizes to the soldiers he slapped.

US changes insignia for military aircraft: border of bars switched from red to dark blue.

“Big Inch” pipeline is completed, transporting crude oil from Texas to northeast states.

US national insignia for aircraft, August 1943-January 1947

US national insignia for aircraft, August 1943-January 1947