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Today in World War II History—Sept. 29, 1943

Italian Premier Pietro Badoglio and Gen. Dwight Eisenhower on battleship HMS Nelson for Italian surrender to Allies at Malta, 29 September 1943 (US Army Center of Military History)

Italian Premier Pietro Badoglio and Gen. Dwight Eisenhower on battleship HMS Nelson for Italian surrender to Allies at Malta, 29 September 1943 (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—Sept. 29, 1943: Gen. Dwight Eisenhower and Italian premier Pietro Badoglio sign official Italian armistice on battleship HMS Nelson at Malta.

US 100th Infantry Battalion (Japanese-Americans primarily from Hawaii) is attached to US Fifth Army in Italy.