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Today in World War II History—Oct. 18, 1943

Recruiting poster for RAF Bomber Command, WWII

Recruiting poster for RAF Bomber Command, WWII

75 Years Ago—Oct. 18, 1943: Germans send first Roman Jews to Auschwitz; of 1200 Jews arrested in Rome, only 16 will survive the war.

On a mission to Hannover, Germany, RAF Bomber Command suffers its 5000th loss out of 144,500 sorties, 3.5% loss rate.