Today in World War II History—Mar. 21, 1943

Cornelia Fort, 1940 (US Air Force photo)

Cornelia Fort, 1940 (US Air Force photo)

75 Years Ago—Mar. 21, 1943: Another failed assassination attempt on Hitler’s life, at Heroes Day celebration in Berlin.

In Tunisia, US Army Rangers ambush Italians near Gafsa and take 1000 POWs.

Cornelia Fort becomes first WAFS member (Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron, precursor of the WASPs) killed, in a midair collision while ferrying a BT-13 in Texas, the first female American pilot to be killed in active duty.