Today in World War II History—Jan. 15, 1944

Lt. Gen. Ira Eaker (USAF Photo)

Lt. Gen. Ira Eaker (USAF Photo)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 15, 1944: Lt. Gen. Ira Eaker assumes command of Mediterranean Allied Air Forces (US Twelfth & Fifteenth Air Forces, as well as RAF, Italian, and French air units in the Mediterranean).

The Allied Winter Line campaign in Italy is complete as the Germans retreat over the Rapido River to the Gustav Line.

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