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Today in World War II History—Dec. 2, 1943

Allied ships burning at Bari, Italy, after Luftwaffe air raid 2 Dec 1943 (US Army Signal Corps)

Allied ships burning at Bari, Italy, after Luftwaffe air raid 2 Dec 1943 (US Army Signal Corps)

75 Years Ago—Dec. 2, 1943: Luftwaffe sends 105 Ju 88 bombers to bomb Allied ships at Bari, Italy, sinking or destroying 24 cargo ships and warships, including US Liberty ship John Harvey, which carried mustard gas; about 1000 soldiers, sailors, and civilians killed.