Today in World War II History

70 Years Ago—Jan. 13, 1943: Students at the University of Munich riot after Nazi speaker says Stalingrad situation is due to student malingerers. US Thirteenth Air Force formed in South Pacific under Brig. Gen. Nathan Twining, based in Espiritu Santo, New Caledonia. In “Sleepy Lagoon” case in Los Angeles, 17 Mexican-Americans are wrongly convicted of murder; convictions overturned 2 years later.