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Today in World War II History—Dec. 24, 1943

Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, 31 Dec. 1943 (US National Archives)

Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, 31 Dec. 1943 (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—Dec. 24, 1943: British Gen. Sir Henry Maitland Wilson is named to replace Gen. Dwight Eisenhower as Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theater, while Eisenhower will go to England as Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force for Operation Overlord (D-day).

Pres. Franklin Roosevelt broadcasts a Fireside Chat about the Tehran and Cairo Conferences.

Movie premiere of Jane Eyre, starring Orson Welles & Joan Fontaine.

Pres. Franklin Roosevelt at his home in Hyde Park, NY, delivering a Fireside Chat, 24 Dec 1943 (US National Archives)

Pres. Franklin Roosevelt at his home in Hyde Park, NY, delivering a Fireside Chat, 24 Dec 1943 (US National Archives)