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Today in World War II History—June 17, 1943

TBM-1C Avengers preparing to take off from light carrier USS Monterey to attack Tinian, June 1944 (US National Archives)

TBM-1C Avengers preparing to take off from light carrier USS Monterey to attack Tinian, June 1944 (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—June 17, 1943: Light carrier USS Monterey is commissioned, Camden, NJ; crew includes future president Lt. Gerald Ford.

Singer Perry Como signs with RCA Records.