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Today in World War II History—Jan. 2, 1944

US LSTs (Landing Ship, Tank) at Saidor, New Guinea 2 January 1944 (US Army Center of Military History)

US LSTs (Landing Ship, Tank) at Saidor, New Guinea 2 January 1944 (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 2, 1944: US Sixth Army lands at Saidor, New Guinea, finds little opposition, takes harbor and airfield, cutting off 12,000 troops of Japanese 18th Army.

Gen. Bernard Montgomery arrives in England to take command of Allied 21 Army Group for D-day.