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Today in World War II History—May 20, 1943

US rationing books owned by my mother and grandmother, WWII (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

US rationing books owned by my mother and grandmother, WWII (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

75 Years Ago—May 20, 1943: US Tenth Fleet established in Washington, DC under Adm. Ernest King to control shore-based antisubmarine operations in the Atlantic, the only US fleet without ships.

US War Ration Book Three is distributed by mail.