Senior staff of the 7th Marines on Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Jan 10 1944. (US Marine Corps)
70 Years Ago—Jan. 3,
1944: Top US Marine ace,
Maj. Gregory “Pappy” Boyington, shot down by Japanese Zero near Rabaul, but he
survives the war as a POW. In the Solomons, US launches offensive on New
Britain from Cape Gloucester.