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Today in World War II History—Oct. 27, 1943

Poster for US Navy Day, 27 Oct 1943

Poster for US Navy Day, 27 Oct 1943

75 Years Ago—Oct. 27, 1943: New Zealanders land on and take Stirling, Soanotalu, and Mono in the Treasury Islands, their first opposed amphibious landing since Gallipoli in WWI.

Movie premiere of Guadalcanal Diary.

American musicians are allowed to record V-discs for the military, bypassing the recording strike.

US celebrates Navy Day.

New Zealand soldiers training with a 3-inch mortar on Mono, Treasury Islands, 1943 (National Library of New Zealand)

New Zealand soldiers training with a 3-inch mortar on Mono, Treasury Islands, 1943 (National Library of New Zealand)