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Today in World War II History—Jan. 20, 1944

US casualties being brought back from the Rapido in Italy, January 1944. (US Army Center of Military History)

US casualties being brought back from the Rapido in Italy, January 1944. (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 20, 1944: US Fifth Army makes first attempt to cross the Rapido River in Italy with heavy casualties, forms a small bridgehead north of Sant’ Angelo.