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Today in World War II History—May 26, 1943

Edsel Ford, 1921 (Library of Congress)

Edsel Ford, 1921 (Library of Congress)

75 Years Ago—May 26, 1943: Edsel Ford, President of Ford Motor Company, dies, age 49; his father, Henry Ford, resumes presidency.

First Allied convoy completes passage of Mediterranean without loss, arriving in Alexandria, Egypt.

Canada begins meat rationing.

Movie premiere of My Friend Flicka, starring Roddy McDowall.