Today in World War II History

Cornelia Fort
70 Years Ago—Mar. 21, 1943: Another failed assassination attempt on Hitler’s life, at Heroes Day celebration. In Tunisia, US Rangers ambush Italians near Gafsa and take 1000 POWs. Cornelia Fort becomes first WAFS (Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron, precursor of WASPs) member killed in action, ferrying BT-13 in Texas.