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Today in World War II History—Dec. 14, 1942

US troops crossing Japanese-built footbridge to Buna Mission over Entrance Creek, Papua New Guinea, December 1942.

US troops crossing Japanese-built footbridge to Buna Mission over Entrance Creek, Papua New Guinea, December 1942.

75 Years Ago—Dec. 14, 1942: US and Australian troops occupy Buna, New Guinea.

On sub USS Grayback in the Bismarck Islands, an appendectomy is performed by Pharmacist’s Mate First Class Harry B. Roby, second of three such operations performed on US subs in WWII.