Today in World War II History

US Army PFC Harvey White administering plasma
to wounded Private Roy Humphrey, Sant' Agata, Sicily
Italy, 9 Aug 1943 (US National Archives)
70 Years Ago—Aug. 8, 1943: Lt. John F. Kennedy and PT-109 crew rescued from island in the Solomons by Navy patrol boat. US Seventh Army lands at Sant’ Agata on Sicily’s north coast to outflank Axis, takes San Fratello Ridge and Sant’ Agata, but fails to cut off German retreat.