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Today in World War II History—Dec. 11, 1943

Frank Sinatra, Maj. Mann Holiner, Dinah Shore and Bing Crosby on Command Performance, Armed Forces Radio, CBS Studio, Hollywood, CA, 1944 (public domain via US Armed Forces Radio Service)

Frank Sinatra, Maj. Mann Holiner, Dinah Shore and Bing Crosby on Command Performance, Armed Forces Radio, CBS Studio, Hollywood, CA, 1944 (public domain via US Armed Forces Radio Service)

75 Years Ago—Dec. 11, 1943: Field Marshal Albert Kesselring permits German troops to occupy Monte Cassino in Italy, excluding the abbey itself.

Singer Frank Sinatra is declared 4-F in the draft, unacceptable for military service, due to a perforated eardrum.

2 Responses to “Today in World War II History—Dec. 11, 1943”

  1. Ryana Lynn

    This such a neat idea, going day by day through the war! And at least Frank’s eardrum didn’t hurt his singing! We listen to him and Bing every Christmas!