Today in World War II History—April 1, 1943
80 Years Ago—Apr. 1, 1943: In Tunisia, US II Corps falls back at Fondouk after heavy losses.
US Army 2nd Ranger Battalion is activated at Camp Forrest, Tullahoma, TN; this battalion will later climb the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc on D-day. (To read more about the Rangers at Pointe du Hoc and see photos, see “Tour of Pointe du Hoc”).