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Today in World War II History—Nov. 15, 1943

Soldiers of US Fifth Army battle mud in Italy, fall 1943 (US Army Center of Military History)

Soldiers of US Fifth Army battle mud in Italy, fall 1943 (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—Nov. 15, 1943: Allied Expeditionary Air Force (AEAF) is established under Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory for Operation Overlord (D-day).

German Adm. Karl Dönitz abandons U-boat campaign in western Atlantic.

Britain resumes Arctic convoys to Soviet Union.

Gen. Mark Clark orders two-week halt to US offensive in Italy to allow for rest and reinforcement.