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Today in World War II History—Jan. 24, 1944

Anzio town, looking south toward Nettuno (US Army Center of Military History)

Anzio town, looking south toward Nettuno (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 24, 1944: German bombers sink British hospital ship St. David off Anzio with Hs-293 guided missile; 96 killed, including 2 British nurses.

The US 93rd Evacuation Hospital opens in Anzio and is hit by German shells, injuring a sergeant, the first of many casualties in the Anzio hospitals.

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