Today in World War II History—Nov. 12, 1943

Australian poster, WWII

Australian poster, WWII

75 Years Ago—Nov. 12, 1943: Japanese bomb Parap, Adelaide River, and Batchelor Airfield in final air raid on Australia.

French proclaim martial law in Lebanon after Lebanese unilaterally amend constitution to end French mandate (on Nov. 8).

After previous day’s Allied air raid, Japanese remove carriers from Rabaul, essentially neutralizing their major air and sea base in the Solomon Islands.