Today in World War II History—Mar. 17, 1943
75 Years Ago—Mar. 17, 1943: Climax of the Battle of the Atlantic (through March 19): German U-boats sink 22 Allied ships, 20% of convoys HX-229 & SC-122, with only one U-boat lost, the last big U-boat victory.
Lt. Gen. George Patton launches drive in Tunisia from Fériana, and occupies Gafsa.
Japanese launch counterattack on the Arakan Peninsula in Burma, leading to Indian retreat.