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Today in World War II History—Mar. 27, 1943

Heavy cruiser USS Salt Lake City in action during Battle of the Komandorski Islands, 26 Mar 1943 (US Naval History and Heritage Command)

Heavy cruiser USS Salt Lake City in action during Battle of the Komandorski Islands, 26 Mar 1943 (US Naval History and Heritage Command)

75 Years Ago—Mar. 27, 1943: In Tunisia, Germans delay British & New Zealanders at Tebaga Gap and retreat to Wadi Akarit.

US defeats Japanese in naval battle of Komandorski Islands in Aleutians, the longest continuous gun battle in the history of the US Navy.