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Today in World War II History—Sept. 11, 1943

Light cruiser USS Savannah immediately after being hit by German FX-1400 bomb in Salerno Bay, Italy, 11 September 1943 (US National Archives)

Light cruiser USS Savannah immediately after being hit by German FX-1400 bomb in Salerno Bay, Italy, 11 September 1943 (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—Sept. 11, 1943: Germans finish occupation of Rome & northern Italy, capturing most of Italian army.

Light cruiser USS Savannah is damaged by a German FX-1400 guided bomb off Salerno, Italy, 206 killed.

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