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Today in World War II History—Dec. 15, 1943

US Army 112th Cavalry Regiment landing at Arawe, New Britain, 15 December 1943 (public domain via WW2 Database)

US Army 112th Cavalry Regiment landing at Arawe, New Britain, 15 December 1943 (public domain via WW2 Database)

75 Years Ago—Dec. 15, 1943: US Army lands at Arawe, New Britain in Bismarck Archipelago.

Headquarters Allied 21 Army Group forms the Joint Planning Committee to coordinate ground, naval, and air planning for Operation Overlord (D-day).

US Navy approves commissioning of first 22 black officers; 36 will be commissioned by the end of the war.

Movie premiere of Madame Curie, starring Greer Garson & Walter Pidgeon.

4 Responses to “Today in World War II History—Dec. 15, 1943”

    • Sarah Sundin

      Thanks, Ryana! I’ve been immersed in reading about it for about three years now for the Sunrise at Normandy series, so it’s fun to share!

        • Sarah Sundin

          Thanks, Ryana! If your library doesn’t have it – ask. They can often order it for purchase or do an inter-library exchange.