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Today in World War II History—Feb. 3, 1943

Four Chaplains stained-glass window at the US Pentagon (US government photo)

Four Chaplains stained-glass window at the US Pentagon (US government photo)

75 Years Ago—Feb. 3, 1943: US Army troop transport Dorchester is sunk by German U-boat U-223 off Greenland, 675/904 killed; four chaplains of different faiths give away their life jackets and go down with the ship, arms linked and offering prayers.

Britain allows 5000 Bulgarian Jews, mostly children, to emigrate to Palestine.

3 Responses to “Today in World War II History—Feb. 3, 1943”

  1. Jackie Hoch

    Thank you for the tote which I really like. I will use it many times

  2. Stephen Travis

    Wow! I never heard this story before. It makes you wonder how many other individual acts of sacrifice and valor probably happened during this conflict that we’ll never hear about, but the Lord knows! And, it makes you wonder how their example of self-less love may have affected those whom they gave their lifevests to, assuming they survived…
    Thanks, Sarah.