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Today in World War II History—May 31, 1943

Allied air raid on Pantelleria Island in the Mediterranean, May-June 1943 (US Army Air Force photo)

Allied air raid on Pantelleria Island in the Mediterranean, May-June 1943 (US Army Air Force photo)

75 Years Ago—May 31, 1943: British ships begin naval bombardment of Pantelleria between Tunisia and Sicily, adding to the aerial bombardment started May 18.

Movie premiere of Cole Porter musical Du Barry Was a Lady, starring Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Virginia O’Brien, and Gene Kelly.

“Archie” comics first broadcast on radio.