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Today in World War II History—Nov. 25, 1943

Thanksgiving menu from escort carrier USS Wake Island, 25 Nov 1943 (US Navy)

Thanksgiving menu from escort carrier USS Wake Island, 25 Nov 1943 (US Navy)

75 Years Ago—Nov. 25, 1943: US celebrates Thanksgiving.

Australians take Sattelberg, New Guinea.

Battle of Cape St. George: US Destroyer Squadron 23 under Capt. Arleigh Burke sinks 3 Japanese destroyers (Onami, Yugiri, Makinami) in the last naval battle in the Solomons.

Colossus Computer is first tested in Birmingham, England, the world’s first all-electric computer.