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Today in World War II History—Feb. 23 1943

Field Marshal Erwin Rommel talking to German troops in captured American half-track, Tunisia, 1943 (German Federal Archives: Bild 146-1990-071-31)

Field Marshal Erwin Rommel talking to German troops in captured American half-track, Tunisia, 1943 (German Federal Archives: Bild 146-1990-071-31)

75 Years Ago—Feb. 23 1943: Rommel retreats back through Kasserine Pass; Americans have lost 192 killed and 2400 POWs in battle.

Allied Convoy UC-1 loses 7 tankers to German U-boats over the next two days, with the first use of German acoustic homing torpedoes.