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Today in World War II History—Nov. 28, 1943

Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill at the Tehran Conference (US Library of Congress)

Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill at the Tehran Conference (US Library of Congress)

75 Years Ago—Nov. 28, 1943: US Marines secure Tarawa Atoll.

Eureka Conference begins in Tehran, Iran: Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin will agree to a spring 1944 invasion of western Europe and a Soviet declaration of war on Japan after Germany’s defeat.

US Sixth Army (Southwest Pacific) establishes Alamo Scouts, an elite volunteer team to reconnoiter behind enemy lines.

Patch of the Alamo Scouts, US Sixth Army, WWII

Patch of the Alamo Scouts, US Sixth Army, WWII