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Today in World War II History—Feb. 7, 1943

British poster, WWII

British poster, WWII

75 Years Ago—Feb. 7, 1943: In Allied Convoy SC-118 off Iceland, a wolf-pack attack by German U-boats leads to the loss of seven Allied ships and one U-boat.

US announces shoe rationing will begin on February 9—three leather pairs per person per year. (See Make It Do—Shoe Rationing in World War II).