Today in World War II History—July 28, 1943
75 Years Ago—July 28, 1943: In Sicily, Palermo Harbor opens for Allied shipping.
P-47 Thunderbolts become first US fighters to escort bombers over Germany, using 200-gallon auxiliary fuel tanks for the first time.
President Roosevelt announces end of coffee rationing. (Read more: Make It Do – Coffee Rationing in World War II)