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Today in World War II History—May 17, 1943

B-17 Memphis Belle and her crew in England, 7 June 1943 (US Air Force photo)

B-17 Memphis Belle and her crew in England, 7 June 1943 (US Air Force photo)

75 Years Ago—May 17, 1943: The crew of B-17 Memphis Belle becomes the first entire crew to complete a 25-mission tour in the US Eighth Air Force in England.

On Attu in the Aleutians, US Army secures Holtz Bay and Jarmin Pass.