Today in World War II History

Japanese destroyer Chikuma being bombed by
a USS Saratoga-based plane, 5 Nov 1943
(US National Archives)
70 Years Ago—Nov. 5, 1943: Capt. Clark Gable leaves England, having flown 5 missions with the US Eighth Air Force, with footage for his documentary, Combat America. US carriers Saratoga & Princeton cripple 7 cruisers and 2 destroyers at Japanese base of Rabaul; first US carrier strike on Rabaul.