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Today in World War II History—November 9, 1941

Italian destroyer Fulmine (public domain via Wikipedia)

Italian destroyer Fulmine (public domain via Wikipedia)

80 Years Ago—Nov. 9, 1941: Germans take Yalta in the Crimea.

Soviets finish evacuation of 23,000 troops from the Crimea.

In Axis “Duisburg” convoy off Malta, Royal Navy sinks Italian destroyers Fulmine and Libeccio and seven German and Italian transports and tankers.