Today in World War II History

LSTs (Landing Ship, Tank) at Saidor, New Guinea
2 January 1944
(US Army Center for Military History)
70 Years Ago—Jan. 2, 1944: US Sixth Army lands at Saidor, New Guinea, finds little opposition, takes harbor and airfield. Gen. Jean de Lattre de Tassigny named commander of Free French forces in North Africa.