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Today in World War II History—Mar. 10, 1943

US poster, World War II75 Years Ago—Mar. 10, 1943: P-47 Thunderbolt fighter planes fly first mission with US Eighth Air Force.

US retakes Sbeïtla, Tunisia.

US Fourteenth Air Force activated under Maj. Gen. Claire Chennault, based in Kunming, China.

German Navy begins using new Enigma code, blinding Allies until March 19, a crucial period in what will become the peak of the Battle of the Atlantic.

Patch of the US Fourteenth Air Force, World War II

Patch of the US Fourteenth Air Force, World War II