Today in World War II History

US Marines fighting on Betio, Tarawa Atoll, Nov 1943
(US National Archives)
70 Years Ago—Nov. 23, 1943: US secures Betio in Tarawa Atoll. French Expeditionary Corps HQ under Gen. Alphonse Juin arrives in Italy. Phillies owner William Cox banned from baseball for betting on his own team.