Today in World War II History—March 2, 1943
Thursday, March 2, 2023 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—Mar. 2, 1943: In the Battle of the Bismarck Sea (March 2-5), US Fifth Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force aircraft sink all 8 transports in a Japanese convoy to Lae, New Guinea, and 4 of 8 escorting destroyers; US B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pioneer the use of skip-bombing.
Movie premiere of The Human Comedy, starring Mickey Rooney and Frank Morgan, also Robert Mitchum’s debut.