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Today in World War II History—July 13, 1943

Survivors from Japanese light cruiser Jintsu, dressed in US Navy uniforms, aboard destroyer USS Nicholas, 13 Jul 1943 (US National Archives)

Survivors from Japanese light cruiser Jintsu, dressed in US Navy uniforms, aboard destroyer USS Nicholas, 13 Jul 1943 (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—July 13, 1943: Due to the Allied invasion of Sicily, Hitler orders a halt to the Kursk offensive in Russia.

Battle of Kolombangara: in the Solomon Islands, US & New Zealand ships sink Japanese light cruiser Jintsu, but fail to prevent Japanese reinforcement of Kolombangara.