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Today in World War II History—June 10, 1943

B-17 Flying Fortress bomber of the US 94th Bombardment Group bombing Focke-Wulf aircraft factory, Marienburg, Germany, 9 October 1943 (US National Archives)

B-17 Flying Fortress bomber of the US 94th Bombardment Group bombing Focke-Wulf aircraft factory, Marienburg, Germany, 9 October 1943 (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—June 10, 1943: US and Britain begin Combined Bomber Offensive (“Pointblank”) against Germany; priorities for bombing targets are submarine yards, aircraft factories, ball bearings, and oil.

President Roosevelt signs bill allowing taxes to be deducted from paychecks.

Laszlo Biro, a Hungarian-Jewish refugee living in Argentina, files US patent for the first commercial ballpoint pen.