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Today in World War II History—July 28, 1943

US poster, WWII

US poster, WWII

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)