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Today in World War II History—Jan. 13, 1943

Patch of the US Thirteenth Air Force

Patch of the US Thirteenth Air Force

75 Years Ago—Jan. 13, 1943: Students at the University of Munich riot after a Nazi speaker blames the German army’s dire situation in Stalingrad on student malingerers.

US Thirteenth Air Force established in the South Pacific under Brig. Gen. Nathan Twining, based in Nouméa, New Caledonia.

In “Sleepy Lagoon” case in Los Angeles, 17 Mexican-Americans are wrongly convicted of murder; convictions will be overturned in October 1944.