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Today in World War II History—Oct. 31, 1943

F4U-2 night-fighter Corsairs equipped with air intercept radar aboard carrier USS Intrepid in the Marshall Islands, 1944—see radome in right outer wing (US Navy photo)

F4U-2 night-fighter Corsairs equipped with air intercept radar aboard carrier USS Intrepid in the Marshall Islands, 1944—see radome in right outer wing (US Navy photo)

75 Years Ago—Oct. 31, 1943: Over New Georgia in Solomons, US Navy F4U Corsair accomplishes first night air radar-guided victory, shooting down a Japanese G4M1 bomber.

US Fifth Air Force renders all Japanese airfields inoperable in southern Bougainville in the Solomons.