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Today in World War II History—Oct. 28, 1943

Landing ship tank USS LST-30, San Francisco Bay, 1945 (US Naval History & Heritage Command)

Landing ship tank USS LST-30, San Francisco Bay, 1945 (US Naval History & Heritage Command)

75 Years Ago—Oct. 28, 1943: US Marines land on Shortland and Choiseul in the Solomons as a diversion from the upcoming Bougainville landings.

USS LST-30, arrives in England from the US, the first LST (landing ship, tank) to arrive for D-day, and launches an LCT (landing craft, tank) from the deck before a crowd.

Los Angeles County forms Smoke & Fumes Commission to deal with smog.