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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)

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.