Today in World War II History

US Army troops land at Anzio, Italy, while ships are
bombed by the Luftwaffe, January 1944
(US Army photo)
70 Years Ago—Jan. 23, 1944: Australians secure Shaggy Ridge in Finisterre Mountains, New Guinea, securing Huon Peninsula. Off the Anzio landing beaches, the Luftwaffe sinks British destroyer HMS Janus, 159 killed.