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

Field Marshal Erwin Rommel with his staff in Tunisia, 1943 (US Army Center of Military History)

Field Marshal Erwin Rommel with his staff in Tunisia, 1943 (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—Feb. 24, 1943: German Army Group Africa created under Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, including 1st Italian Army under Gen. Giovanni Messe and German 5th Panzer Army under Gen. Hans-Jürgin von Arnim.