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Today in World War II History—Oct. 22, 1943

Robert Laycock, 1943 (Imperial War Museum)

Robert Laycock, 1943 (Imperial War Museum)

75 Years Ago—Oct. 22, 1943: Maj.-Gen. Robert Laycock becomes British Chief of Combined Operations.

In Italy, British Eighth Army crosses River Trigno north of Termoli at night.

A German meteorological team is landed by U-boat U-537 at Martin Bay, Labrador to establish weather station “Kurt,” which isn’t discovered by the Canadians until 1981.

German Weather Station Kurt on the Hutton Peninsula, Labrador, 22 Oct 1943 (German Federal Archive)

German Weather Station Kurt on the Hutton Peninsula, Labrador, 22 Oct 1943 (German Federal Archive)