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Today in World War II History—June 1, 1943

Publicity photo of Leslie Howard for Gone with the Wind, 1939 (public domain via Wikipedia)

Publicity photo of Leslie Howard for Gone with the Wind, 1939 (public domain via Wikipedia)

75 Years Ago—June 1, 1943: British actor Leslie Howard (Gone With the Wind) is killed when a German Ju 88 shoots down his DC-3 airliner flying from Portugal to England.

Col. Florence Blanchfield becomes superintendent of the US Army Nurse Corps.

Frank Sinatra signs with Columbia Records as a solo artist.

Col. Florence Blanchfield, US Army Nurse Corps (US War Department photo)

Col. Florence Blanchfield, US Army Nurse Corps (US War Department photo)

2 Responses to “Today in World War II History—June 1, 1943”

  1. Lori Smanski

    Sarah I really enjoy these tidbits of history every day. Thank you so much for doing this.