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Today in World War II History—Nov. 5, 1943

US Navy pilots Ens. Charles Miller, Lt. (jg) Henry Dearing, and Lt. (jg) Bus Alber, USS Saratoga, 5 Nov 1943; note F6F fighter (US National Archives)

US Navy pilots Ens. Charles Miller, Lt. (jg) Henry Dearing, and Lt. (jg) Bus Alber, USS Saratoga, 5 Nov 1943; note F6F fighter (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—Nov. 5, 1943: Capt. Clark Gable leaves England, having flown 5 missions with the US Eighth Air Force, with footage for his documentary, Combat America.

In the first US carrier strike on Japanese base of Rabaul, aircraft from USS Saratoga & USS Princeton cripple 7 cruisers and 2 destroyers.

Japanese destroyer Chikuma being bombed by an aircraft from USS Saratoga, 5 Nov 1943 (US National Archives)

Japanese destroyer Chikuma being bombed by an aircraft from USS Saratoga, 5 Nov 1943 (US National Archives)

2 Responses to “Today in World War II History—Nov. 5, 1943”

  1. David

    Sarah I do look forward to your wonderful posts and pictures. I’m relearning everything I learned in the Sea Power course at USNA back
    In the 1970-71 school year! Thanks!

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