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Today in World War II History—July 28, 1943

US poster, 1943

US poster, 1943

80 Years Ago—July 28, 1943: In Sicily, Palermo Harbor opens for Allied shipping.

P-47 Thunderbolts become the first US fighters to escort bombers over Germany, using 200-gallon auxiliary fuel tanks for the first time.

In Odense, Denmark, Danish resistance sabotages a German minelayer, and strikes & riots break out.

In a Fireside Chat radio broadcast, President Franklin Roosevelt announces the end of coffee rationing (Read more: “Make It Do—Coffee Rationing in World War II”).

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