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Today in World War II History—May 6, 1943

Map of Allied operations in Tunisia, 3-13 May 1943 (US Army Center of Military History)

Map of Allied operations in Tunisia, 3-13 May 1943 (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—May 6, 1943: Most intense Allied aerial bombardment yet in North Africa (by RAF and US Ninth and Twelfth Air Forces) as British drive for Tunis and US for Bizerte.

In continuing attack on Allied convoy ONS-5, British destroyers and corvettes sink five German U-boats.