Today in World War II History
American transport SS Robert Rowan exploding after being hit by
German Ju 88 bombers, Gela, Sicily
70 Years Ago—July 11, 1943:
On the heels of a Luftwaffe attack, US ships fire on US C-47s loaded with paratroopers, one of worst fratricidal incidents of the war; 23 C-47s lost, 318 casualties.