Today in World War II History—Dec. 25, 1943 POSTED: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 by Sarah Sundin US troops eating Christmas dinner on a haystack, Italy, 25 December 1943 (US National Archives) 75 Years Ago—Dec. 25, 1943: US airborne engineers land at Shingbwiyang, Burma, build the first airfield behind Japanese lines. Throughout the world, Christmas is celebrated! 2 Responses to “Today in World War II History—Dec. 25, 1943” Ryana Lynn Dec. 25, 2018 Merry Christmas! Sarah Sundin Dec. 26, 2018 Thank you, Ryana! I hope you had a Merry Christmas too!