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Today in World War II History—Feb. 23, 1944

Maj. Gen. Lucian Truscott, 1944 (US Army Center of Military History)

Maj. Gen. Lucian Truscott, 1944 (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—Feb. 23, 1944: Maj. Gen. Lucian Truscott assumes command of US VI Corps at Anzio in Italy.

First US Army blood bank in the Mediterranean Theater opens at Naples medical center.