Today in World War II History—April 4, 1943
80 Years Ago—Apr. 4, 1943: Mrs. Thomas Sullivan christens destroyer USS The Sullivans in honor of her five sons killed in the sinking of light cruiser USS Juneau in November 1942.
US II Corps takes Hill 369 near El Guettar, Tunisia, after a long battle.
Twelve US & Filipino POWs escape from Davao Penal Colony on Mindanao, the only large-scale escape in the Pacific war; 11 survive and bring word of the Bataan Death March.