Today in World War II History—Dec. 27, 1943

US poster, WWII

US poster, WWII

75 Years Ago—Dec. 27, 1943: Gen. Henry “Hap” Arnold gives New Year’s address to commanders of US Eighth (England) & Fifteenth (Italy) Air Forces: “Destroy the Enemy Air Force wherever you find them, in the air, on the ground and in the factories.”

In Italy, the Allied advance halts at Monte Cassino.

US government seizes railroads to stop the nationwide rail strike.