Today in World War II History

James E. Swett, USMC, 1949
70 Years Ago—Apr. 7, 1943: Allied forces link in Tunisia: US and UK forces driving east from Algeria, and British Eighth Army driving west from Egypt. Marine pilot Lt. James Swett shoots down 7 Japanese planes on his first mission over Guadalcanal—highest score yet by a US pilot on a single mission.