Today in World War II History—April 24, 1944 POSTED: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by Sarah Sundin Tadji Airstrip at Aitape, New Guinea, April 1944 (US Army Center of Military History) 75 Years Ago—April 24, 1944: US secures Aitape, New Guinea, and opens Tadji Airstrip at Aitape. Movie premiere of Double Indemnity, starring Fred MacMurray & Barbara Stanwyck, which will be nominated for 7 Oscars. 2 Responses to “Today in World War II History—April 24, 1944” Tobia Cutino Apr. 24, 2019 I learn so much from your post thank you ☺️ My parents worked at the Benicia armory in Benicia Ca. My dad Author Sutterfield worked on on dock as a Forman loading the ships with ammunition. My mom Helen packed ammunition to be loaded on the ships. I have pictures of the workers !! Sarah Sundin Apr. 24, 2019 How wonderful! I’m so glad you have those pictures!