Today in World War II History—Feb. 7, 1944
75 Years Ago—Feb. 7, 1944: US secures Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
At Anzio, Italy, US 95th Evacuation Hospital is accidentally bombed when a German fighter pilot jettisons bombs under Allied fighter attack; 28 hospital personnel and patients are killed, including 3 nurses and the first female American Red Cross worker to be killed in action in WWII; the German pilot is shot down and treated in the same hospital.
John Hersey’s best-selling novel A Bell for Adano is published; it will win the Pulitzer Prize.