Maj. Gen. J. Lawton Collins and Maj. Charles Davis,
Solomon Islands, 14 Aug 1943 (US Army photo)
70 Years Ago—Aug. 25,
1943: US secures New
Georgia in the Solomons after seizing Bairoko Harbor. Allies begin air raids on
France and Low Countries to make Germans suspect a Pas de Calais invasion
(Operation Starkey). Germans impose 72-hr work week in occupied Holland.