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Today in World War II History—Oct. 4, 1943

Pier built by US Army engineers over hull of sunken ship, Naples, 1943 (US Army Center for Military History)

Pier built by US Army engineers over hull of sunken ship, Naples, 1943 (US Army Center for Military History)

75 Years Ago—Oct. 4, 1943: Only US fleet carrier action in north Atlantic: in joint action with Royal Navy, aircraft from USS Ranger attack two German convoys at Bodø, Norway, sink 5 ships.

Free French secure Corsica.

First Liberty ship docks at Naples’s wrecked harbor.