Today in World War II History—Sept. 13, 1943
75 Years Ago—Sept. 13, 1943: At Salerno, Italy, Germans counterattack down the Sele River and drive to within 3 miles of the beach, and paratroopers of the US 82nd Airborne are dropped behind US lines near Paestum as reinforcements.
British hospital ship Newfoundland is sunk by the Luftwaffe off Salerno, Italy; 23 killed, including all physicians and 6 nurses.