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Today in World War II History—July 12, 1943

Pharmacist at the US 8th Evacuation Hospital, Teano, Italy, March 1944 (US National Archives)

Pharmacist at the US 8th Evacuation Hospital, Teano, Italy, March 1944 (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—July 12, 1943: Battle of Prokhorovka at Kursk—in the largest tank battle in history, Soviets advance as Germans lose 400 tanks. On Sicily, US and British forces link at Ragusa.

President Roosevelt signs bill establishing the Army Pharmacy Corps; 72 officers are authorized, but most pharmacists remain enlisted men. (Read more: Pharmacy in World War II: The Military)