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Today in World War II History—Oct. 1, 1943

Poster for US Third War Loan Drive, Sept. 9-Oct. 1, 1943

Poster for US Third War Loan Drive, Sept. 9-Oct. 1, 1943

75 Years Ago—Oct. 1, 1943: In Italy, US Fifth Army and British X Corps enter Naples, while British Eighth Army occupies Foggia and its airfields.

US Third War Loan Drive ends, raising $19 billion (quota $15 billion). Read more: World War II War Bonds.

1st King's Dragoon Guards at the town hall in Naples, 1 October 1943 (Imperial War Museum NA 7433)

1st King’s Dragoon Guards at the town hall in Naples, 1 October 1943 (Imperial War Museum NA 7433)

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