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Today in World War II History—Feb. 12, 1943

Marine F4U-1 Corsair, Torokina Airstrip, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, early 1943 (US Marine Corps photo)

Marine F4U-1 Corsair, Torokina Airstrip, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, early 1943 (US Marine Corps photo)

75 Years Ago—Feb. 12, 1943: Combat debut of US Marine Corps Vought F4U Corsair fighters: 12 F4Us from Guadalcanal fly raid to Vella Lavella in the Solomon Islands.

Gen. Maximilian von Weichs resigns as commander of German Army Group B (eastern front) due to disagreements with Hitler.