Today in World War II History—July 15, 1943
75 Years Ago—July 15, 1943: US Seventh Army takes Agrigento and Porto Empedocle, Sicily.
Germans capture & execute most British Special Operatives in Paris.
Lt. Louis Zamperini (Unbroken) and Lt. Russell Phillips are rescued by Japanese after 45 days in a lifeboat; they will survive the war as POWs.
US Navy changes aircraft carrier designations: CV—large, CVL—light, CVE—escort (formerly auxiliary carriers), CVB—large Midway class.