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Today in World War II History—Aug. 2, 1943

PT-109 and crew, 1943, Lt. John F. Kennedy at right (US National Archives)

PT-109 and crew, 1943, Lt. John F. Kennedy at right (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—Aug. 2, 1943: Torpedo boat USS PT-109, commanded by future president Lt. John F. Kennedy, is sunk in the Solomon Islands by Japanese destroyer Amagiri; 2 killed, the 11 survivors swim 4 hours to a deserted island.

At Treblinka concentration camp, 200 Jews lead an armed revolt and burn buildings, but most are killed.

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