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

US Army medics entering San Pietro, Italy, Dec 1943 (US Army Center for Military History)

US Army medics entering San Pietro, Italy, Dec 1943 (US Army Center for Military History)

75 Years Ago—Dec. 17, 1943: US Fifth Army takes San Pietro, Italy, after Germans retreat.

Wings are first awarded to WASPs (Women’s Airforce Service Pilots).

US Congress finally repeals all Chinese Exclusion Acts.