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Today in World War II History—Feb. 25, 1943

US troops marching through Kasserine Pass, Tunisia, 26 Feb 1943 (US Army Signal Corps photo)

US troops marching through Kasserine Pass, Tunisia, 26 Feb 1943 (US Army Signal Corps photo)

75 Years Ago—Feb. 25, 1943: U-boats break off attack on Allied North Atlantic convoy ON-166; 15/49 ships have been lost since February 21.

In Tunisia, US II Corps reoccupies abandoned Kasserine Pass.

In New Zealand, Japanese POWs attempt escape; 48 POWs and one guard killed.

US 11th Airborne Division activated under Maj. Gen. Joseph Swing at Camp Mackall, NC.