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Today in World War II History—July 22, 1943

US 2nd Armored Division enters Palermo, Sicily, 22 July 1943 (US Army Center of Military History)

US 2nd Armored Division enters Palermo, Sicily, 22 July 1943 (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—July 22, 1943: US Seventh Army takes Palermo, Sicily without opposition.

In Russia, Battle of Kursk ends after Hitler withdraws troops to reinforce Sicily.