Today in World War II History

Australian transport company unloads supplies at
Finschhafen (Australian War Mermorial)
70 Years Ago—Oct. 2, 1943: Australians take Finschhafen, New Guinea. NFL season opens with new team, the Philadelphia-Pittsburgh Combine, the “Steagles,” since Steelers and Eagles had been decimated by the draft. New song in Top Ten: “Pistol Packin’ Mama.”