Today in World War II History—November 12, 1943
80 Years Ago—Nov. 12, 1943: Japanese bomb Parap, Adelaide River, and Batchelor Airfield in final air raid on Australia.
French proclaim martial law in Lebanon after Lebanese unilaterally amend constitution to end French mandate (on Nov. 8).
After previous day’s Allied air raid, Japanese remove aircraft carriers from Rabaul, essentially neutralizing their major air and sea base in the Solomon Islands.