Today in World War II History—Nov. 2, 1943
75 Years Ago—Nov. 2, 1943: Battle of Empress Augusta Bay: US Navy Task Force 39 drives attacking Japanese ships away from Bougainville, sinking Japanese destroyer Hatsukaze and light cruiser Sendai.
US Fifteenth Air Force flies first strategic bombing mission: 112 B-24s and B-17s bomb Messerschmitt aircraft factory in Wiener-Neustadt, Austria.