Today in World War II History

USS Montpelier firing her guns during the
 Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, night of 1-2 Nov 1943
(US Navy)
70 Years Ago—Nov. 2, 1943: Battle of Empress Augusta Bay: US Navy Task Force 39 sinks Japanese destroyer Hatsukaze and cruiser Sendai off Bougainville. US Fifteenth Air Force flies first strategic mission: 112 B-24s and B-17s bomb Wiener-Neustadt, Austria.