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Today in World War II History—Jan. 19, 1943

Troops of the US 35th Infantry Division at the Gifu on Guadalcanal, January 1943 (US Army Center of Military History)

Troops of the US 35th Infantry Division at the Gifu on Guadalcanal, January 1943 (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 19, 1943: US launches final offensive on Guadalcanal.

In Libya, British Eighth Army under Montgomery flanks Germans near Tripoli, forcing Rommel to retreat.