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Today in World War II History—May 18, 1943

US troops traveling across snow and ice during the Battle of Attu in the Aleutian Islands, May 1943 (Australian War Memorial)

US troops traveling across snow and ice during the Battle of Attu in the Aleutian Islands, May 1943 (Australian War Memorial)

75 Years Ago—May 18, 1943: On Attu, southern and northern landing forces of the US Army link.

Allies begin major air offensive against island of Pantelleria between Sicily and Tunisia.