Today in World War II History

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.