Today in World War II History—October 7, 1943
80 Years Ago—Oct. 7, 1943: Japanese execute all 98 US civilian construction POWs on Wake Island in reprisal for US air raids.
German Gestapo arrests 107 Jews in Gilleleje, Denmark—most of them arrested in a church where they’d found refuge, awaiting transport to Sweden.
First German time bomb explodes in Naples, in the main post office, leading to 70 casualties; more bombs will explode over the next 3 weeks.
Movie premiere of Lassie Come Home, starring Roddy McDowall & Donald Crisp.