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Today in World War II History—June 5, 1943

Cpl. Irwin Goldstein sets switches on one of the ENIAC's function tables at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1946 (US Army photo)

Cpl. Irwin Goldstein sets switches on one of the ENIAC’s function tables at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1946 (US Army photo)

75 Years Ago—June 5, 1943: Aircraft from escort carrier USS Bogue sink German U-boat U-217 in the mid-Atlantic.

US Army signs contract with the University of Pennsylvania to develop the first all-electronic computer, ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer).

Auxiliary carrier USS Bogue (ACV-9) near Norfolk, VA, 20 June 1943 (US Navy photo)

Auxiliary carrier USS Bogue (ACV-9) near Norfolk, VA, 20 June 1943 (US Navy photo)