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Today in World War II History—Aug. 17, 1943

B-17 Flying Fortress bombers of the US Eighth Air Force over Schweinfurt, Germany, 17 August 1943 (USAF photo)

B-17 Flying Fortress bombers of the US Eighth Air Force over Schweinfurt, Germany, 17 August 1943 (USAF photo)

75 Years Ago—Aug. 17, 1943: US Seventh Army takes Messina, and Allies secure Sicily, taking 160,000 POWs.

US Eighth Air Force sends 376 B-17 & B-24 bombers to Schweinfurt and Regensburg in Germany; 60 bombers are lost.

RAF sends 596 bombers to Peenemünde, Germany, bombing rocket installations for the first time.

One Response to “Today in World War II History—Aug. 17, 1943”

  1. Ed Palmer

    Sarah,
    I don’t read Romance Novels. Except Yours.
    I’m a broken down old construction worker that had to retire because he just can’t do what he used too. Reading Romance Novels ain’t for ugly old construction workers of the male persuasion; But then I find myself at the local Bonners Ferry Library picking up a Romance Novel and asking the Librarian if she can quietly slip it into an unassuming brown paper bag for me to take home to read.
    The Library had your book with a B-17 prominently displayed on its cover at the check out desk and I just slipped in with the other books. I’m glad I did. Since I read that first novel by you, I’ve unashamedly read every book by you that they have on their shelves. I really like your writing style. Keep up the great work.

    When I was a kid in the ‘40s & ‘50s; B-17s & P-51s were my favourite planes. They still are! The cover art sucked me in. Congratulations to You and your cover artist.