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Today in World War II History—Feb. 19, 1944

Japanese ships burning at Rabaul, Feb 1944 (US Army Center of Military History)

Japanese ships burning at Rabaul, Feb 1944 (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—Feb. 19, 1944: The major Japanese air & naval base at Rabaul is officially neutralized by Allied forces as the last Japanese planes are moved to Truk.