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Today in World War II History—July 13, 1944

Native litter bearers evacuate an American casualty across the Driniumor River in New Guinea, 1944. (US Army Center of Military History)

Native litter bearers evacuate an American casualty across the Driniumor River in New Guinea, 1944. (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—July 13, 1944: On New Guinea near Aitape, US troops push back to Driniumor River, dividing the Japanese 18th Army.

German Ju 88 night-fighter mistakenly lands at RAF Woodbridge in England, revealing secrets of Luftwaffe FuG Flensburg equipment which homed in on British radar.

Mayo Clinic announces that cigarettes may harm wounded men due to vasoconstriction.