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Today in World War II History—July 19, 1943

Yekaterina Budanova (public domain via WW2 Database)

Yekaterina Budanova (public domain via WW2 Database)

75 Years Ago—July 19, 1943: Soviet female ace Yekaterina Budanova (11 victories) is shot down and killed over Luhansk, Russia.

US bombs Rome for the first time: 500 bombers of the Twelfth Air Force strike Rome.

First US Army Air Force bombing of Rome, 19 July 1943 (US Army Air Force photo)

First US Army Air Force bombing of Rome, 19 July 1943 (US Army Air Force photo)