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Today in World War II History—Oct. 3, 1943

Map of the Solomon Islands area, WWII (US Army Center of Military History)

Map of the Solomon Islands area, WWII (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—Oct. 3, 1943: Japanese finish evacuating Kolombangara, their last air base in the Solomons, after the island had been bypassed and isolated by the Allies.