Today in World War II History

New Zealand soldiers land at Vella Lavella to relieve
U.S. 35th Infantry Regiment on 17 September 1943
70 Years Ago—Sept. 20, 1943: At Auletta, Italy, US Fifth Army meets British Eighth Army advancing from south. New Zealanders secure Vella Lavella in Solomon Islands. US War Department puts all coastal observation posts down to alert status due to declining invasion threat.