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October 6
In 1943, the 25th Division landed unopposed at Kolombangara, completing the conquest of the Central Solomons. During the evening, the Battle of Vella Lavella pits three American destroyers against nine Japanese destroyers evacuating troops from Vella Lavella. Each side lost a destroyer. The Australian 7th Division take Dumpu, New Guinea.
In 1944, Gen. Stilwell was relieved as Chief of Staff to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek.
In 1949, American-born Iva Toguri D'Aquino, convicted of being Japanese wartime broadcaster "Tokyo Rose," was sentenced in San Francisco to 10 years in prison and fined $10,000.
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