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

US C-47s dropping US 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment at Nadzab, New Guinea, 5 Sept. 1943 (Australian War Memorial 128387)

US C-47s dropping US 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment at Nadzab, New Guinea, 5 Sept. 1943 (Australian War Memorial 128387)

75 Years Ago—Sept. 5, 1943: US & Australian paratroopers land in Nadzab, New Guinea to encircle Japanese near Lae; first US paratrooper action in the Pacific.

Penicillin is delivered to dying 15-year-old Shirley Carter in Macon, GA by a B-24 Liberator bomber and with police escort; she survives.