Today in World War II History—Aug. 19, 1943 POSTED: Sunday, August 19, 2018 by Sarah Sundin WASP C-47 flight crew: Pilot Joanna Trebtoske (Jenks), left, and Copilot Marjorie Logan (Rolle) at Romulus Army Air Field, MI (US Air Force photo) 75 Years Ago—Aug. 19, 1943: Australians take Mt. Tambu and Komiatum Ridge, New Guinea after a month of fighting. First Wasps (Women’s Airforce Service Pilots) are assigned to US Troop Carrier Command.