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Today in World War II History—Aug. 22, 1943

Patches of the US Ninth and Twelfth Air Forces, WWII

Patches of the US Ninth and Twelfth Air Forces, WWII

75 Years Ago—Aug. 22, 1943: German Tenth Army activated in southern Italy under Gen. Heinrich von Vietinghoff.

In the Mediterranean, all fighter groups and medium bomb groups in US Ninth Air Force are transferred to the Twelfth Air Force (Ninth Air Force will transfer to England).