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Today in World War II History—April 16, 1944

US Fifth Air Force bombing of Hollandia, New Guinea, April 1944 (USAF Photo)

US Fifth Air Force bombing of Hollandia, New Guinea, April 1944 (USAF Photo)

75 Years Ago—April 16, 1944: In the Crimea, Soviets drive Germans back to Sevastopol and take Yalta.

“Black Sunday” for US Fifth Air Force—after successful bombing of Hollandia, New Guinea, 26 planes are lost in heavy weather, the unit’s highest non-combat losses in the war.

Battleship USS Wisconsin is commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard, PA.