USS Montpelier firing her guns during the
Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, night of 1-2 Nov 1943
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.