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Today in World War II History—Nov. 8, 1943

Flight nurses of the 807th MAETS show their worn-out shoes after their two-month trek through Albania, 9 January 1944 (US Air Force photo)

Flight nurses of the 807th MAETS show their worn-out shoes after their two-month trek through Albania, 9 January 1944 (US Air Force photo)

75 Years Ago—Nov. 8, 1943: US Marines repulse heavy Japanese offensive at Koromokina Lagoon, Bougainville.

US C-53 cargo plane carrying 13 flight nurses & 13 medics of the 807th Medical Air Evacuation Transport Squadron, plus 4 crewmen, crash-lands in Nazi-occupied Albania; over the next two months, they’ll escape on foot back to Allied territory.

2 responses to “Today in World War II History—Nov. 8, 1943”

  1. Sue says:

    Per your suggestion, I have read both “Albanian Escape” and “The Secret Rescue”, plus your take on this story, “In Perfect Time”. What an amazing group of people! Thank you for sharing your love of WWII history. God bless!

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