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Today in World War II History—Dec. 8, 1943

Douglas C-47 Skytrain of US Air Transport Command, 1940s (US Air Force photo)

Douglas C-47 Skytrain of US Air Transport Command, 1940s (US Air Force photo)

75 Years Ago—Dec. 8, 1943: Italian troops, in first combat action for the Allies, attack Monte Lungo, Italy, but are repelled with heavy casualties.

US Twelfth Air Force C-47 cargo planes fly first mission dropping supplies to partisans in northern Italy.

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