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February 1943 in Montana

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• February 2 – The last German troops in Stalingrad surrendered.

• February 6 – Track star Greg Rice of Missoula won his 57th consecutive race at Madison Square Garden.

• Feb 7 – Shoe rationing was implemented.

• February 14 – German soldiers routed American troops at Kasserine Pass in Tunisia.

• February 18 – The sale of canned meat was suspended.

• February 22 – Ration book #2 was issued.

• February 27 – A massive explosion rocked the Smith Mine at Bearcreek, trapping 74 men inside.

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January 1943

Montana History Calendar 1942

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