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Today in World War II History—Dec. 23, 1943

US COMAIRSOLS B-25 Mitchell bombers attacking Rabaul, New Britain, late 1943; note Lakunai airfield in top center of photo (public domain via WW2 Database)

US COMAIRSOLS B-25 Mitchell bombers attacking Rabaul, New Britain, late 1943; note Lakunai airfield in top center of photo (public domain via WW2 Database)

75 Years Ago—Dec. 23, 1943: Allied air forces in the Solomon Islands (COMAIRSOLS) begin all-out offensive against Rabaul area that continues through March 1944.

Aircraft drop 1500 American Red Cross Christmas packages to isolated US Tenth Air Force detachments in India.

Movie premiere of A Guy Named Joe, starring Spencer Tracy & Irene Dunne.