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Today in World War II History—Nov. 3, 1943

USS Oklahoma after refloating, Pearl Harbor, 6 Nov 1943 (US Navy photo)

USS Oklahoma after refloating, Pearl Harbor, 6 Nov 1943 (US Navy photo)

75 Years Ago—Nov. 3, 1943: Battleship USS Oklahoma, sunk at Pearl Harbor, is refloated, but it will be scrapped due to excessive damage.

US Eighth Air Force sends 566 bombers to hit Wilhelmshaven, its first mission of over 500 bombers.

Nazis massacre 18,000 Jewish slave laborers outside Majdanek concentration camp in largest single-day, single-location killing of the Holocaust.

Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes signs interim agreement with coal miners and full production resumes; total sum of work stoppages during 1943 estimated at 7.5 million man-days and 39 million tons of coal.

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