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Today in World War II History—May 3, 1943

Lt. Gen. Frank Andrews, WWII (US Army photo)

Lt. Gen. Frank Andrews, WWII (US Army photo)

75 Years Ago—May 3, 1943: Lt. Gen. Frank Andrews, commander of US European Theater of Operations, is killed in a plane crash in Iceland.

US II Corps takes Mateur, Tunisia.

British 6th Airborne Division is established under Maj. Gen. Richard Gale.

Pulitzer Prize in Literature awarded to Upton Sinclair for Dragon’s Teeth.

US 1st Infantry Division tank speeding to Mateur, Tunisia, 3 May 1943 (US Army Center of Military History)

US 1st Infantry Division tank speeding to Mateur, Tunisia, 3 May 1943 (US Army Center of Military History)