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Today in World War II History—October 4, 1943

Pier built by US Army engineers over hull of sunken ship, Naples, 1943 (US Army Center for Military History)

Pier built by US Army engineers over hull of sunken ship, Naples, 1943 (US Army Center for Military History)

80 Years Ago—Oct. 4, 1943: Only US fleet carrier action in the North Atlantic: in joint action with British Royal Navy, aircraft from USS Ranger attack two German convoys at Bodø, Norway, and sink 5 ships.

Free French secure Corsica.

First US Liberty ship docks at Naples’s wrecked harbor.

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