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Today in World War II History—Oct. 23, 1943

Shoulder patch of the US First Army, WWII

Shoulder patch of the US First Army, WWII

75 Years Ago—Oct. 23, 1943: US First Army under Lt. Gen. Omar Bradley takes operational control of US Army forces in England.

In Singapore, provisional government of India (affiliated with Japanese) under Subhas Chandra Bose declares war on US and UK.

Mohandas Gandhi and Subhas Chandra Bose at the meeting of the Indian National Congress, Haripura, India, 1938 (public domain via WW2 Database)

Mohandas Gandhi and Subhas Chandra Bose at the meeting of the Indian National Congress, Haripura, India, 1938 (public domain via WW2 Database)