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Today in World War II History—Sept. 7, 1943

Russian mother and children looking at a destroyed home, Russia, 1 Sep 1943 (Russian International News Agency 982)

Russian mother and children looking at a destroyed home, Russia, 1 Sep 1943 (Russian International News Agency 982)

75 Years Ago—Sept. 7, 1943: German 17th Army begins evacuating Kuban bridgehead in southern Russia as Soviets advance.

Off Salerno, Italy, sub HMS Shakespeare sinks Italian sub Velella, the last Italian sub lost to enemy action; all others will surrender to the Allies the following day.

Actor Orson Welles marries actress Rita Hayworth.