Today in World War II History—Dec. 18, 1943
V-disc with Bing Crosby recordings of “White Christmas” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” 1945 (public domain via Wikipedia)
75 Years Ago—Dec. 18, 1943: Chiang Kai-shek gives US Gen. Joseph Stilwell full command of Chinese troops in India & Burma.
New song in Top Ten: “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”
Gen. and Madame Chiang Kai-shek and Gen. Joseph Stilwell, April 1942 (US National Archives)