Today in World War II History—Jan. 10, 1943 POSTED: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by Sarah Sundin Medical Battalion of US 25th Division giving first aid, Guadalcanal, 10 Jan 1943 (US Department of Defense photo) 75 Years Ago—Jan. 10, 1943: Soviets advance into Stalingrad pocket. US launches large offensive on Guadalcanal. Off New Britain, Japanese destroyers and aircraft sink giant submarine USS Argonaut (102 killed in worst US sub loss of WWII).