Today in World War II History

Pharmacy at the 8th Evacuation Hospital, Teano, Italy, March 1944
70 Years Ago—July 12, 1943: Battle of Prokhorovka at Kursk—in largest tank battle in history, Soviets advance as Germans lose 400 tanks. President Roosevelt signs bill establishing the Army Pharmacy Corps; 72 officers authorized, but most pharmacists remained enlisted men.