Today in World War II History—January 31, 1943
80 Years Ago—Jan. 31, 1943: Karl Dönitz takes command of German Navy and is promoted to Grossadmiral, maintaining his position as Commander of U-Boats.
Soviets take southern pocket in Stalingrad and capture Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus, commander of German 6th Army.
Germans take Faïd and Pichon Passes in Tunisia.