C-47s drop US 503rd Parachute Regiment at Nadzab
(Australian War Memorial)
70 Years Ago—Sept. 5,
1943: US & Australian paratroopers
land in Nadzab, New Guinea to encircle Japanese; first US paratrooper action in
Pacific. Penicillin is delivered to dying 15-year-old Shirley Carter in Macon
GA by B-24 and police escort; she survives.