Today in World War II History—Sept. 15, 1943
With USS LST-1 in the background, US Army Engineers haul a roll of wire mesh to make a beach roadway, Salerno, Italy, September 1943 (US National Archives)
75 Years Ago—Sept. 15, 1943: US and British forces repulse German attacks at Salerno, Italy and secure the beachhead.
Germans announce death penalty for Italians caught with firearms.