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Today in World War II History—Nov. 6, 1943

Submarine USS Pampanito, San Francisco, CA, October 2014 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

Submarine USS Pampanito, San Francisco, CA, October 2014 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

75 Years Ago—Nov. 6, 1943: Hitler names Field Marshal Albert Kesselring commander of all German forces in Italy, replacing Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, who will be sent to France to prepare defenses along the coast.

Soviets retake Kiev, Ukraine.

Submarine USS Pampanito is commissioned at Portsmouth Navy Yard, NH, now a museum ship in San Francisco.

Gen. Albert Kesselring, 1940 (German Federal Archive: Bild 183-R93434)

Gen. Albert Kesselring, 1940 (German Federal Archive: Bild 183-R93434)

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