Today in World War II History—Jan. 12, 1943 POSTED: Friday, January 12, 2018 by Sarah Sundin US troops landing at Constantine Harbor, Amchitka, Aleutians, 12 Jan 1943 (US Navy photo) 75 Years Ago—Jan. 12, 1943: Germans withdraw from the Caucasus region of Russia. US Army lands unopposed on Amchitka in the Aleutians. Movie premiere of Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt, starring Teresa Wright and Joseph Cotten.