Today in World War II History—Sept. 10, 1943 POSTED: Monday, September 10, 2018 by Sarah Sundin Italian fleet steaming into Malta to surrender to the Allies, 10 September 1943 (US National Archives) 75 Years Ago—Sept. 10, 1943: Naval battle of Mediterranean concludes as the Italian fleet arrives at Malta & surrenders to the Allies. British X Corps secures Salerno town in Italy. On New Guinea, Australians begin push from Nadzab to Lae.